115 mins, 2017, USA, Digital

This film was released on Friday 15th September 2017 and is no longer screening.

There will be Open Captioned screenings of mother! on Tuesday 19th at 13.20 and Monday 25th at 18.20.

Director Darren Aronofsky returns to the fertile terrain previously explored in Black Swan (2010) with the psychological horror of mother!, in which Jennifer Lawrence plays a young woman slowly unravelling when the idyllic existence she shares with her husband (Javier Bardem) in their refurbished and remote dream house is interrupted by the arrival of uninvited guests (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer).

Disturbed by their presence, she succumbs to paranoid behaviour that may not be entirely unjustified. As with Black Swan, metaphor and unsettling imagery are rife throughout the film, anchored by a performance from Lawrence that fully realises the darkness of the material.

(Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

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