Director Darren Aronofsky wants to shake ‘mother!’ audiences
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Darren Aronofsky does not just want audiences to watch his new film “mother!” He wants to shake them up and leave them thinking about his genre-defying, surreal apocalyptic thriller.
“It’s very much a scary film. It’s very much a film that we want to shake audiences,” Aronofsky told Reuters.
“This is definitely a film that we want people to be talking about and giggling about and analyzing and thinking about for times to come,” he added.
With “mother!,” released in US theaters Friday, Aronofsky channels his fury with the state of the world into an allegorical story that reflects mankind’s selfish relationship with nature, gender, politics and religion.
Jennifer Lawrence plays Mother, a beautiful and naive young woman who is newly married to an older writer suffering from writer’s block.
As the couple settles in at the writer’s secluded home, two strangers turn up and kick off a series of events that blurred reality and led to chaos.