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Watch the Trailer for Netflix's New Australian-Made Dystopian Sci-Fi Thriller 'I Am Mother'

Rose Byrne voices a maternal robot in this new movie, which was shot in Adelaide and screened at Sundance.
By Sarah Ward
May 12, 2019
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Watch the Trailer for Netflix's New Australian-Made Dystopian Sci-Fi Thriller 'I Am Mother'

Rose Byrne voices a maternal robot in this new movie, which was shot in Adelaide and screened at Sundance.
By Sarah Ward
May 12, 2019
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In I Am Mother's vision of the future, humanity has almost become extinct, the earth is a wasteland and the only known person alive is a teenager (Clara Rugaard) born, raised and living in an underground facility. Known only as Daughter, the adolescent has been brought up by a robot that she calls Mother (voiced by Rose Byrne) — but when a woman (Hilary Swank) comes knocking on their door, the girl begins to doubt everything she knows, including her android protector's motives.

So far, so familiar, especially if you're a fan of sci-fi thrillers and dystopian tales. Australia has made a few, including the hugely successful Mad Max franchise; however this homegrown sci-fi thriller definitely finds its own niche. Shot in Adelaide, screening as a work in progress at the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival, premiering internationally at this year's Sundance and also slated for this year's Sydney Film Festival, it's now heading to Netflix from June 7 as well.

Get ready for a bleak, tense and twisty effort that makes the most of its premise, nods to both the Alien and Terminator sagas, features immersive production design, and should bring its stellar young Danish lead Rugaard to further attention. It's also the debut feature from Australian filmmaker Grant Sputore, who directs and co-penned the underlying story with fellow big-screen first-timer Michael Lloyd Green.

Check out the trailer below:

I Am Mother drops on Netflix on June 7.

Published on May 12, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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