Packed with archetypal, mythological, and religious symbolism, Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ baffled audiences with its disturbing tale of home invasion…and world destruction. This essay unpacks some of the deeper layers of the film from the perspectives of religion and psychology, western esotericism, and comparative mythology.
Interpreting Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!'
A series of writing and conversations exploring the many layers, folds, complexities, and intensities of director Darren Aronofsky's disturbing tale of home invasion: mother!
with: jf martel, caroline savery, john davis, geoffrey edwards, brigid burke, and mark jabbour
organized by: marco v morelli
editorial assistant: natalia anthony
see also: on the world-disclosing rifts of cinema – by j. f. martel & christopher yates
disparate minds meet to discuss Darren Aronfsky’s feature film, mother! with: jf martel, caroline savery, john davis, geoffrey edwards, and marco v morelli
disparate minds meet to discuss Darren Aronfsky’s feature film, mother! with: brigid burke, mark jabbour, marco v morelli, natalia anthony