One of the most deeply unsettling films of 2016, “The Eyes Of My Mother,” directed by Nicolas Pesce, will soon be available to see by those who missed the opportunity to watch it in theaters. Shot in black and white to masterful effect, possessing some of the most haunting images on film in recent memory, it’s a must watch for anyone who is able to stomach it. And here’s your chance to snag a copy for yourself! But first, here’s the official synopsis:
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. Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting, and at times disturbing, visual compositions of THE EYES OF MY MOTHER 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 assured feature debut allows us only an elliptical presence in Francisca’s world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places.
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“The Eyes of My Mother,” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD today.