‘Mother’s Instinct’ Trailer: Psychological Thriller Stars Jessica Chastain And Anne Hathaway As 1960s Suburban Housewives

The year is only a few days old, with a great many films to look forward to. One that is high on a lot of most anticipated lists is Mother’s Instinct, the directorial debut of French cinematographer Benoît Delhomme, known for At Eternity’s Gate, A Most Wanted Man, and photo work on Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life. It’s that last film that put Delhomme into the orbit of Jessica Chastain, who reunites with him here. But that’s not the best reason to be excited for it.

As seen in the new trailer, Mother’s Instinct centers on the lead performances by Chastain and Anne Hathaway. They play suburban mothers in the 1960s whose friendships and seemingly perfect lives erode after a tragedy. The film is an adaptation of Olivier Masset-Depasse’s 2018 French-language drama and co-stars Josh Charles and Anders Danielsen Lie.

Here’s the official synopsis: Alice and Celine live a traditional lifestyle with successful husbands and sons of the same age. Life’s perfect harmony is suddenly shattered after a tragic accident. Guilt, suspicion, and paranoia combine to unravel their sisterly bond.

NEON plans to release Mother’s Instinct in the U.S. later this year, while Studio Canal will do the same in the U.K.

Travis Hopson
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