I am … possessed. Trying to work out the premise behind Aronofsky’s mother! is small distraction, but I’ll take it. There’s a feeling of, perhaps, demonic something or other? If not possession, then something along the lines of Rosemary’s Baby? Or, is Jennifer Lawrence’s simply mad? Did she do something horrific, and she’s convinced herself that her husband (presumably, Javier Bardem) did something awful? The trailers have been perfect, hinting at violence, but without enough context to exactly work it out.
This new tease again features Lawrence and Bardem’s out of place conversation as her character wanders through their empty house, perhaps revealing her fragile mental state (did any of the things we see actually happen?). Have a peek:
Slowing down a few of those blink and you’ll miss them flashes toward the end doesn’t give away much, but there’s a crowd at the door,
an attack or two,
and a really interesting ceiling fixture that I’m certain must mean something.
But I’ll be forked if I know what. There is something quite interesting I discovered today; though the main cast have no character names listed, there are players who do, and they add a new twist to what very little we know:
Publisher’s Assistant #1
Son Young Woman
Fan #1. Looter 1
Person in Line
Autograph seeker #1
Sex slave (uncredited)
Everybody say …
mother! is written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Jovan Adepo, Kristen Wiig, Mizinga Mwinga, Stephen McHattie, Stefan Simchowitz, Eric Davis, Robert Higden and Amanda Warren. Catch it in theaters September 15th.