First of all, if you haven’t seen I Am Mother, fix that, immediately. It’s a brilliant work of science fiction that takes the concept of a post-robot-apocalypse into new territory.

Directed by Grant Sputore and starring Hilary Swank, Rose Byrne (as the voice of Mother), and newcomer Clara Rugaard, the film does what great science fiction does best—it makes you think about the hard choices you might make in a similar situation.

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In the behind the scenes mini-documentary above, Weta Workshop takes us into how the Mother robot was born.