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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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2 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Os Olhos da Minha Mãe  »

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$8,908 (USA) (2 December 2016)

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$25,981 (USA) (23 December 2016)
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The three Portuguese-speaking actors all use different accents: Lucy (Flora Diaz) has a Brazilian accent, Francisca (Kika Magalhaes) has a continental Portuguese accent and António (Joey Curtis-Green) has an Azorean accent. See more »

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Francisca: Everything I do is for you.
Francisca: I just want us to be together.
Francisca: I would do anything to be with you.
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A horror masterpiece
6 January 2017 | by (Christchurch, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

It defies belief that some film makers can make dozens of films throughout their career, garnering experience the entire time, and never make a film half as good as 'The Eyes of My Mother', and then someone can come along on their very first attempt and achieve this masterpiece. Nicolas Pesce on writing/directing debut shows true class and masterful control of his story. Every scene is beautifully laid out and haunting in its own way. This is the work of a master, not a novice.

One of the things I liked most about this movie was that it never insults its viewer. A lot of the story was left up to interpretation. We are given small hints towards things in the dialogue here and there, but must make our own decisions on what the truth actually is.

The first two-thirds of the film were so strong that I was almost expecting to be let down by the final third. It seems today that films struggle to be consistently good throughout and usually end up mucking up at least one portion of their story. Instead 'The Eyes of My Mother' makes the final third its strongest of the lot.

Modern horror tends to rely incredibly heavily on jump scares. In fact it's all a lot of them have going for them. There is not a single jump scare in this film and yet it is infinitely more scary and memorable than 99% of horror films released today. This is a movie that will stick with me for a while and one that I will probably watch again. Do not miss this film.


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