The first full-length trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s mother! landed online this evening and it offers up our best look yet at what is sure to be one of the most mind-bending, obscure films all year long. Oh, and did we mention that we learned absolutely nothing new about mother! over the course of this two-minute piece of marketing? That too.
However, as sarcastic as that last sentence may have sounded, it’s actually a very good thing. The official synopsis for mother! keeps things short and sweet rather than diving head first into a bevy of juicy plot details that most of us would like kept hidden until we actually witness the film for ourselves next month. In case you’re wondering, though, the synopsis is as follows:
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.
While it seems as though Paramount decided to start marketing this thing a little too close to its release date, mother! is quickly beginning to generate plenty of buzz and it should be interesting to see what the reaction is like at the Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Until mother! opens in theaters on September 15, please feel free to click the replay button on that trailer a thousand more times and bask in Aronofsky’s unique style of disturbing imagery and Lawrence’s many shocked-looking faces.