Mother! (2017)

Mother! (2017), written and directed by Darren Aronofsky.

With time and usage myths become nursery fables. Weird but not terribly provoking. It is good to be reminded of the holy terror that lies at their root. Whether the mind makes what it will while interpreting the cosmos, or whether we project our thoughts out onto a world stage -- and the truth is certainly a combination of both -- the energies of the human soul are awful and painful to behold.

I see some people interpret this as a story of an Artist and his Muse. To me it is about the marriage of the Creator God with the Earth Mother, a tale that repeats in cyclic time.

If there is a better explanation then it is too subtle for me.

After a slow beginning it rushes into hard-to-watch psychological horror.


Some things I don't understand:

You could literalize this into Nature-worship, and it does make me think of gratitude and our responsibilities when living on the Earth. But in the end all myths are the projection of internal drama, different aspects of the psyche having their say.

Available on Blu-ray.