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The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

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A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.

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Nicolas Pesce

Writer:

Nicolas Pesce
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Cast

Credited cast:
Diana Agostini Diana Agostini ... Mother
Olivia Bond ... Young Francisca
Will Brill ... Charlie
Joey Curtis-Green ... Antonio
Flora Diaz ... Lucy
Kika Magalhães ... Francisca (as Kika Magalhaes)
Paul Nazak Paul Nazak ... Father
Taahir Shah Taahir Shah ... Faisal
Clara Wong ... Kimiko
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Storyline

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. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content and behavior, and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eyes of My Mother See more »

Filming Locations:

Cooperstown, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,908, 4 December 2016

Gross USA:

$27,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,539
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The show that Francisca's father keeps watching on TV is Bonanza (1959) that was aired from 1959 to 1973. The particular episode (S01E26) that is featured in the film is titled The Avenger. See more »

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Quotes

Mother: Loneliness can do strange things to the mind.
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Connections

Features House on Haunted Hill (1959) See more »

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Diminishing Emotion
Written by Leyland Kirby
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Spellbinding
6 February 2019 | by dfranzen70See all my reviews

Spellbinding tale of an unwell, isolated young woman who has no idea that she's unwell. Just a mesmerizing performance by Kika Magalhães in the lead, and shot in exquisite black and white. It's a very dark, off-putting movie, and it's definitely not for everyone. Director Nicolas Pesce makes great use of the film's short running time (under 80 minutes) and relatively claustrophobic atmosphere. VERY well done.


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