The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple living in a secluded home, trying to fix it up and make it nice until one day uninvited guests show up. Mother! premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, and the reviews have been all over the map. I loved the film (here's my review), because I understood exactly what he has doing. This is Aronofsky's outburst of anger about the state of the world, and the way we abuse and mistreat this beautiful planet we live on. While at the Venice Film Festival, I met with Darren briefly for a chat about mother! and the state of the world. He's always fascinating to talk with.
This is officially my third interview with Darren Aronofsky over the years I've been running this site - I first talked with him for The Wrestler back in 2008, and then again in 2010 for Black Swan. I visited the set of Noah when it was filming, and attended the premiere, but didn't interview Darren during that movie.Read more at FirstShowing