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The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

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In their secluded farmhouse, a mother (a former surgeon) teaches her daughter, Francisca, anatomy, and life & death are not to be feared. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the ... See full summary »

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Nicolas Pesce

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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 (a former surgeon) teaches her daughter, Francisca, anatomy, and life & death are not to be feared. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the idyll of their family life, and deeply traumatises Francisca, but also awakening curiosities. Years later, Francisca clings to her increasingly distant father, but the trauma she sustained reawaken when her desire 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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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

Francisca: Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. And whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is unfolding as it should.
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Features House on Haunted Hill (1959) See more »

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Sung by Amália Rodrigues
Music by Alain Oulman
Lyrics by Priscilla Meirelles
Courtesy of Valentim de Carvalho (SACEM)
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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2.35 : 1
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