I Am Mother is a 2019 Australian science fiction thriller film directed by Grant Sputore.

Official trailers

Netflix on Thursday, May 09, 2019 released the trailer:
I AM MOTHER | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In the distant future, after an extinction event, an automated bunker designed to repopulate humanity activates. A robot named Mother grows a human embryo and cares for her over several years, stating that she needs practice being a good parent before growing more. 13,867 days (about 38 years) after the extinction event, a teenage girl named Daughter fixes Mother's hand. Mother teaches Daughter complex moral and ethical lessons, warning her about an upcoming exam. During a power outage, Daughter captures a mouse and fixes the electrical malfunction it caused. When Mother powers up, she incinerates the mouse over Daughter's objections. Mother explains that surface contamination makes contact with the outside world potentially lethal. Daughter becomes increasingly curious about the outside world. While exploring the bunker's airlock, Daughter hears a wounded woman beg for assistance outside. Daughter opens the airlock but makes the woman put on a hazmat suit. Mother powers up and sprints toward them as Daughter hides the woman. Daughter tells Mother she was curious about the outside world. Mother reiterates her warnings. After Daughter is decontaminated, Mother insists she prepare for the exam. Once Mother leaves, Daughter confiscates a firearm from the woman's belongings. Daughter becomes agitated when the woman removes her suit to drink water she has brought, though the woman says there is no contamination. Upon realizing there is a robot in the bunker, the woman aggressively demands Daughter return her firearm. Frightened, Daughter calls out. Mother disarms the woman after being shot. Daughter pleads for the woman's life and Mother agrees to help the woman and takes her to the infirmary. When the woman refuses Mother's help, Mother locks her there, leaving her with the proper medicine. Mother asks Daughter to gain the woman's trust so they can help other survivors.


Clara Rugaard
Rose Byrne
Mother (voice)
Hilary Swank
Luke Hawker
Maddie Lenton
Tahlia Sturzaker
Jacob Nolan
Summer Lenton
Hazel Sandery


The film I Am Mother was scheduled to be released on January 25, 2019 (Sundance), on June 7, 2019 (Australia) and on August 22, 2019 (Germany) by Netflix, StudioCanal, Concorde Filmverleih, Constantin-Film and Volga.

The duration of the film is 113 minutes.


I Am Mother got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website: kojo.com.au/film-and-tv/feature-films/i-am-mother

IMDB: I Am Mother

Wikipedia: I Am Mother

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