Planning to stay in this weekend and catch a few horror flicks before the holiday madness really kicks in? You could do a lot worse than The Eyes of My Mother, which arrives on VOD today (along with being released in limited theaters for those of you who do want to venture outside). To celebrate, we have a new clip to share!
The Eyes of My Mother (review), from writer/director Nicolas Pesce, stars Kika Magalhães, Will Brill, Flora Diaz, Paul Nazak, Clara Wong, Diana Agostini, and Olivia Bond. You can watch it now on Amazon and all the usual VOD/MOD outlets.
In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca’s loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a dark form.
Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting visual compositions evoke its protagonist’s isolation and illuminate her deeply unbalanced worldview. Genre-inflected, but so strikingly unique as to defy categorization, writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s feature debut allows only an elliptical presence in Francisca’s world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places.