South Korean drama Call Me Mother, also known as Mother, has been nominated to compete in CANNESERIES, the Cannes International Series Festival, which will have its inaugural event this year. Find out more!

In contrast to the world famous Cannes International Film Festival which features movies from around the world, CANNESERIES will showcase and award the best shows among international drama series. According to the juried festival, "The event aims to highlight series from all over the world and to give an international voice to this increasingly popular and fiercely creative new art form."

Call Me Mother, listed as "Mother," is the only Asian drama series competing with the ten final nominees for the first Cannes International Series Festival, which will take place on April 4, 2018. Aside from the South Korean series, the fierce competition's lineup includes dramas from Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, and the United States.

The poignant South Korean drama, about an elementary school teacher who undertakes an extreme decision to save a student who is abused at home, is superbly scripted by Jung Seo Kyoung, directed by Kim Cheol Kyu, and performed by a stellar cast led by Korean actress Lee Bo Young and talented child actor Heo Yool. The Korean series, a remake based on the 2010 Japanese drama, Mother, is produced by TvN.


Call Me Mother has already seen high ratings in South Korea, and is also very popular among international viewers. On DramaFever, it is currently enjoying a rating of 4.9 out of 5, making it the highest-rated series among Asian dramas offered at the streaming site.

CANNESERIES will run from April 4 through April 11 in Cannes at the Palais des Festivals. The ten finalists are listed as follows:

“The Hunter” (Italy)
“Félix” (Spain)
“Here on Earth” (Mexico)
“Killing Eve” (U.S.)
“Miguel” (Israel)
“Mother” (South Korea)
“State of Happiness” (Norway)
“The Typist” (Germany)
“Undercover” (Belgium)
“When Heroes Fly” (Israel)

In the meantime, see what all the fuss is about with Call Me Mother right here on DramaFever:

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Call Me Mother

Starring Lee Bo Young and Lee Jae Yoon

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