Shot in moody monochrome Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes of My Mother is set to be unleashed on UK and Irish cinema screens on 24 March. We like the look of the cinematography and sound design this deeply stylish chiller
The plot looks intriguing, Francisca (Kika Magalhaes in a breakout performance) has seemingly been unfazed by death from an early age having been imbued with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy by her surgeon mother back in Portugal. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic country life, her deep trauma gradually awakens a desire to connect with the outside world in a distinctly dark form.
Kika Magalhaes is Francisca
Pesce’s hauntingly beautiful and shockingly original film debut stars Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Clara Wong, Flora Diaz and Joey Curtis-Green. The Eyes of My Mother fuses its classic horror ingredients with gothic black-and-white imagery and was described as the ‘discovery of this year’s Sundance’ by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn, where it was in the Official Selection category. The film was also shown at the BFI London Film Festival 2016. Variety calling it “an exquisite waking nightmare” while Little White Lies said it was “an extraordinarily assured debut.”
Take a look at the trailer and see what you think