Hélène and Pierre

Now, exploring the psychological rationale of incest movies is Ma Mère. It is a clear manifestation of the Oedipus complex. When a recently widowed Hélène took her son Pierre on vacation in the Spanish Canary Islands, the supposedly mother-son bonding took a detour and reached a not-so appropriate kind of bond. The summer house then became an instrument for them to become increasingly attracted to each other. Another messed up thing about this is that the French-Spanish-Austrian-Portuguese film was actually released just in time for Mother's day.

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