Film - The Eyes of My Mother

American gothic horror The Eyes of My Mother receives its UK premiere at London Film Festival next month...

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 categorisation, 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.

When asked about the look of the film, Nicolas Pesce said, "I think of myself as first and foremost as a visual director, even more so than a storyteller in many ways. I always think about how the most powerful thing about movies is that you can make people feel something completely different depending on how you paint an image. That’s a crazy thing that only we [filmmakers] get to do."

The Eyes of My Mother stars Kika Magalhaes (above), Will Brill, Clara Wong, Flora Diaz and Joey Curtis-Green, is produced by Jacob Wasserman, Schuyler Weiss, Max Born, and executive produced by Borderline Films’ Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin and Josh Mond.

Having been picked up by Arts Alliance Distribution, the film will get a UK cinema general release early in 2017 through Park Circus under their Future Classics label but you can book tickets to see it at LFF on 9th and 10th of October.

Image - Magnet Releasing
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