I Killed My Mother

I Killed My Mother ★★★★

The only things you really need to know about this film is that the Director strated writing it at 16 years old, made it at 20, and that it is at least partially autobiographical.

With those things in mind, buckle in. If Lady Bird exposed the tumultuous nature of mother-daughter relationships and proved cathartic for many, this takes a long and much more fervent view into the same subject matter. It might not be cathartic in the same way, but it's honest, revealing, hard hitting, and perhaps most of all deeply poetic. Uncovers the parent-child relationship that so many can't live with but also can't live without. It's that very tension that makes this powerful.