Warning: Major spoilers for mother!

You’ve seen weird movies, but you’ve seen nothing like mother! It’s a film that demands discussion and debate, not least about its intense, WTF ending.

Darren Aronofsky’s always made films that get under the skin and challenge the mind – from brain-drilling debut Pi by way of intense tour de forces Requiem for a Dream and The Foutain, Oscar-winning success-deconstructions The Wrestler and Black Swan and long-gestating passion project Noah – but his latest brings all those threads together into something wholly unique.

Related: How Scary is mother?

But what actually is mother! about? Even if you’ve seen the movie that’s hard to pin down. It’s not the home invasion thriller ...

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mother! Ending Explained