mother! was unveiled today at the Venice Film Festival. The film which was shrouded in mystery until its premiere “poured out” of director Darren Aronofsky. “It was a strange experience. Most of my films take many, many years to come to life. Black Swan was 10 years, Noah was 20 years, and this film happened in five days.” He continued, “It came from living on this planet and seeing what’s happening around us and not being able to do anything. I wanted to channel that rage and anger into one emotion.”
Aronofsky says, Susan Griffin’s 1978 book Women and Nature and Luis Bunuel’s Exterminating Angel served as inspirations for the film which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple who open their home to Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris, a mysterious couple in this psychological thriller that has drawn comparisons to Rosemary’s Baby.
Watch the press conference below with Aronofsky, Pfeiffer, Bardem, and Lawrence.
Red Carpet photos below: