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Chronicle of My Mother

Drama


 

A writer harbours a lifetime of bitter resentment towards his mother for abandoning him after the war.

Based on an autobiographical fiction novel "Chronicles of My Mother", this is a family saga that spans 15 years. The story is rendered in subdued tones, as fits the nature of the central character and his family. An affecting thread that spans the story is the decline of the matriarch into dementia; and the responses to her state are emotional but restrained, rather than emotive or expressive. Death and loss are prominent themes that weigh the pace as life slowly ticks on.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 29th November 2012
108 mins