MOTHER! Oh mother! where art thou?

It must be said that MOTHER! might be one of the most intriguing films to be on the horizon, and perhaps one of the best at playing its cards close to the chest. Beyond it’s cast list, some stunningly beautiful posters (riffing on religious iconography), and a rather enigmatic trailer, there is not too much to tell here.

Despite that, the speculation has run rampant, with much being made of one poster’s resemblance to artwork from Rosemary’s Baby (1968) – the classic Satanic cult film starring Mia Farrow. However this is all just wild speculation, and we’re in no position to say one way or the other.

What we can say about MOTHER! is that with director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem For A Dream, Black Swan) at the helm, it is certainly going to be a strange, eerie and wonderful experience. The simple synopsis is that a couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

The few snippets we have seen of Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Skyfall) also suggest he might be perfectly cast, being able to balance between a loving partner to Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games) and menacing figure with his own enigmatic agenda. In fact the whole cast list – Javier Bardem, Jennifer Lawrence, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kirsten Wiig – may be alone worth the price of admission.

Whatever the film may be about, there’s so much that is full of promise here that we’re eager to find out more.

MOTHER! is out September 14.

 

 

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