Latest trailer unveiled for horror ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

Jan 26 2017 BY Jovanne Campbell

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER is the hauntingly beautiful and shockingly original debut from filmmaker Nicolas Pesce and stars Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Clara Wong, Flora Diaz and Joey Curtis-Green. The film fuses classic horror ingredients with gothic black-and-white imagery and was called the “discovery of this year’s Sundance” by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn, where it was in the Official Selection category as well as the BFI London Film Festival 2016. It has already received strong critical acclaim from Variety calling it “an exquisite waking nightmare” and Little White Lies who said it was “an extraordinarily assured debut.”
Francisca has seemingly been unfazed by death from an early age her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities. As she grows up, her desire to connect with the world around her takes a distinctly dark form.
Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting 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 stunning feature debut allows us only an elliptical presence in Francisca’s world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places.
THE EYES OF MY MOTHER will be released in UK cinemas from 24 March 2017
Check out the trailer below: