The Eyes of My Mother

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    The Eyes of My Mother

    Directed by

    USA

    2015

    77 min

    • English
    • Portuguese

    Horror

    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 horrifyingly shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening some 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 distinctly dark form.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Kika Magalhães
    Will Brill
    Paul Nazak
    Flora Diaz
    Clara Wong
    Diana Agostini
    Screenplay
    Nicolas Pesce
    Cinematography
    Zach Kuperstein
    Editing
    Nicolas Pesce
    Connor Sullivan
    Music
    Ariel Loh
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    Production
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    Press

    This poised feature debut from Nicolas Pesce announces a director who blends arthouse with horror to unnerving, elegant effect.

    Wendy Ide, Observer (UK)

    A Sundance Next standout, Nicolas Pesce's impressive, highly original horror fable is the stuff of very beautiful nightmares.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    The Eyes of My Mother is both strange and strangely enthralling.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Nicolas Pesce

    Nicolas Pesce

    USA

    Nicolas is an American writer/director born in 1990 in New York, USA. He has directed over 30 music videos for various artists, including Snoop Dogg, The Black Keys, and Afrika Bambaataa. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and served as assistant editor on Josh Mond’s James White, which stars Cynthia Nixon and Christopher Abbott, and premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Pesce also developed an animated series starring Malcolm McDowell, J.K. Simmons, and Colin Quinn. His film THE EYES OF MY MOTHER premiered at Sundance FF. PIERCING (2018) is his second feature.

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