Mother Figure | 妳只在乎妳在乎的
14:23 | Taiwan | 2020
Drawing from a close friend’s childhood memories and his struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mother Figure is centred on a man and his toxic relationship with his mother growing up.
The animation begins with the protagonist pressing play on a radio from childhood. As mellow music starts to fill the room, a whirring noise whisks the protagonist back in time.
Returning to his childhood, recollections of Mother start to creep up on the protagonist as well. An overbearing Mother dictates his living space to nothing beyond a red box, while the earnest protagonist yearns for nothing but Mother’s love. Tragedy strikes when the protagonist goes out of bounds and messes with Mother’s lipstick one day…