SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - OFFICIAL SELECTIONOPENS IN NY AND LA ON DECEMBER 2ND
Written and directed by NICOLAS PESCE
Executive Produced by BORDERLINE FILMS
"It claws into your subconscious and lingers there. A simmering nightmare of a movie.”
– Bilge Ebiri, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“An exquisite waking nightmare. An impressive, highly original horror fable.”
– Guy Lodge, VARIETY
"Equal parts Ingmar Bergman, Tim Burton and Tobe Hooper. The discovery of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.”
– Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE
Francisca has 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.
Produced by Max Born, Jacob Wasserman and Schuyler Weiss. Executive produced by Antonio Campos (CHRISTINE), Sean Durkin (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE) and Josh Mond (JAMES WHITE).
Language: English / Portuguese