The Eyes of My Mother
CAST: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Olivia Bond, Clara Wong DIRECTOR: Nicolas Pesce WEIRD ELEPHANT SERIES
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 shatters the idyll of Francisca's family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening 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 dark form.
An exquisite waking nightmare, its meticulous monochrome imagery caressing the eye even as the filmmaker brandishes a scalpel before it.Guy Lodge Variety
Without the benefit or overabundance of gore, the filmmaker has crafted one of the most disturbingly frightening horror films of the year.JimmyO, JoBlo's Movie Emporium