In anticipation for the release of THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, which opens in theaters an on VOD this Friday, December 2, Magnet Releasing has debuted two clips that will be sure to haunt your dreams. "Country Road" features the film's ominous opening sequence and "Dance Show" features a moment of uncomfortable nightmare fuel.
Writer/director Nicolas Pesce's horror film is a haunting and unnerving gothic tale. Shot with gorgeous black and white photography, the film's Independent Spirit Awards-nominated cinematography is on full display in these clips.
In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teacher 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. Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting visual compositions evoke its protagonist's isolation and illuminate her deeply unbalanced worldview. Genre-infected, but so strikingly unique as to defy categorization, writer/director Nicolas Pesce's feature debut allows only an elliptical presence in Francisca's world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places.