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

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$8,908, 2 December 2016, Limited Release

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$25,981, 23 December 2016
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The show that Francisca's father keeps watching on TV is Bonanza 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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Mother: Loneliness can do strange things to the mind.
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Features House on Haunted Hill (1959) See more »

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Diminishing Emotion
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A slow burn into hysteria.
13 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

It was a wicked horror tale that was worth watching. The movie starts with the shot that let's you know it's going to be a black and white film, totally setting the tone.

The film is about a girl name Francesca who lives a very isolated life on a farm with her mom and dad. Her mom was teaching her life lessons like how to surgically remove eyeballs from the cows. Then one day Francesca loses her mom to a violent crime and her father shortly after. This is when we learn what it's like for a little girl to become a woman literally all by herself.

Francesca experience some pretty violent acts as a child that were treated like every day life and with no one to teach her otherwise, she grows up with little to no filter on the value of human life, except for that one raw emotion she has not to be alone, but one that she has not learned how deal with like the rest of us.

This was like watching the slow development of like Micheal Myers or Jason Voorhees. It's really a stroke of good fortune nobody opened a camp in the near by area.

It's a very quiet story of horror, so quiet it does not really register as one, it also has elements of torture porn, which, like the horror is very quiet, but it only makes the actions of Francesca more disturbing to watch as she tries and fails to figure out how to make friends and start a new family, which produces deadly results.

An amazing work of art that I would recommend for horror fans.

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