Paramount Pictures has officially released the first full-length trailer for mother!, the latest film from visionary director Darren Aronofsky, and boy is it pleasing. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, details about the film have been scarce, we know it is a horror film about a couple whose idyllic lifestyle is overrun with the mania of uninvited house guests. And with clever marketing, this trailer emphasises the dread and discomfort of our protagonist up to eleven. Making mother! one of the most eagerly anticipated film’s for the rest of the year.
The trailer doesn’t reveal much, similar to the flow of information regarding the project, however it spares no expense in formulating intrigue and suspense. The imagery is perturbing and the use of music elevates the sense of innate discomfort, but still despite wowing the eyes and the ears, little is known of the actual narrative. It’s a clever ploy and classic Aronofsky.
The film also highlights Aronofsky’s return to the realm of psychological horror following his revered work in Black Swan. While elements of his films such as Pi and Requiem for a Dream had no difficulty conjuring a sense of unnerving. However, Aronofsky’s latest effort appears to be on a whole new level of terror for the famed director. Here is the film’s official synopsis:
A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.
mother! also stars Domnhall Gleeson, Kristen Wigg and Brian Gleeson and is slated to hit Australian cinemas on the 14th of September.