Cinema fans have often cited Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream as an example of a drama so harrowing, so graphic and unrelenting, it obliterates all genre borders venturing deep into horror territory. So imagine what Aronofsky could accomplish if he set out to make a horror movie. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Check out the first trailer for Mother! below. (Yes, the “!” is part of the title!)
Official Synopsis: A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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About Darren Aronofsky: Darren Aronofsky was born February 12, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up, Darren was always artistic: he loved classic movies and, as a teenager, he even spent time doing graffiti art. After high school, Darren went to Harvard University to study film (both live-action and animation). He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film, “Supermarket Sweep”, starring Sean Gullette, which went on to becoming a National Student Academy Award finalist. Aronofsky didn’t make a feature film until five years later, in February 1996, where he began creating the concept for Pi (1998). After Darren’s script for Pi (1998) received great reactions from friends, he began production. The film re-teamed Aronofsky with Gullette, who played the lead. This went on to further successes, such as Requiem for a Dream (2000) and, most recently, the American remake of the Japanese film series “Kozure okami” (1973) (aka “Lone Wolf & Cub”).