Director: Darren Aronofsky. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer. USA 2017. 121 mins.

Revisiting the psycho-chiller genre he mined so vividly in his 1998 feature debut Pi and 2010’s Oscar-winning Black Swan, writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s latest, exceedingly dark drama catapults Jennifer Lawrence into wildly different territory to her Hunger Games, X-Men and David Russell-directed roles (Joy, American Hustle). Lawrence plays one half of an apparently happy young couple – Javier Bardem being the slightly sinister other – whose tranquil existence is disrupted in terrifying fashion by some unexpected visitors (a spookily passive-aggressive Ed Harris and, continuing her impressive return to big screen stardom, Michelle Pfeiffer). Unlocking dark secrets is Aronofsky’s speciality, and with regular cinematographer Matthew Libatique and Hunger Games’ brilliant production designer Philip Messina on board, Mother! delivers plenty more of the same.

General admission screenings

Mon 25th Sep
Tue 26th Sep
13.30 20.50
Wed 27th Sep
15.15 17.50
Thu 28th Sep
13.30 15.15 17.50

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