Amidst a wild flat meadow encircled by an Edenic lush forest, a couple has cocooned itself in a secluded grand mansion that was not so long ago burned to the ground, devotedly restored by the supportive wife. Within this safe environment, the once famous middle-aged poet husband is desirous of creating his magnum opus, however, he seems unable to break out of the persistent creative rut that haunts him. And then, unexpectedly, a knock at the door and the sudden arrival of a cryptic late-night visitor and his intrusive wife will stimulate the writer's stagnant imagination, and much to the perplexed wife's surprise, the more chaos he lets in their haven, the better for his punctured male ego. In the end, will this incremental mess blemish irreparably the couple's inviolable sanctuary?
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writers: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem
The downward spiral
EPK-like piece with cast & crew interviews providing an overview of the production, the creative process and plot with lots of BTS footage interspersed throughout.
The making FX
Interview with makeup effects artist Adrien Morot.