Clocking in at around 70 minutes, Mother And Son takes the Tarkovsky look and feel and uses it to tell a love story between a mother and a son. The mother appears to be dying because of physical illness or an unwillingness to live as her son consoles and cares for her almost as if she were a child. The film consists of a series of short conversations and long periods where the son carries his mother around the countryside. When we reach the end of the story the son takes a walk alone and we see–largely reflected in the landscape–the affect of the impending death of his mother.
The beauty of the film is in it’s simplicity and quiet long takes. We don’t learn a lot of about them personally, but instead dwell within their last moments together and the emotions involved. It’s a nice piece of experimental filmmaking and worth a look.