Check out the haunting trailer of The Eyes of My Mother. This is an indie horror film from director Nicolas Pesce, and it premiered at Sundance earlier this year.
Firstshowing described the movie as “a nightmare that is so unsettling and disturbing that many who’ve seen it want to forget it but can’t.” Sounds like my kind of film, and I love the black and white photography!
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.
The movie will get a limited theatrical and VOD release on December 2nd.