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Lawrence Michael Levine
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
The Eyes of My Mother is definitely a movie that separates itself from the norm. Telling the story of a Young girl who is thrust into a life of hardship and loneliness, The Eyes of My Mother portrays itself in a very unsettling black and White tone. Whether you call it pretentious or not, the cinematography does a great job at getting you into the psyche that the movie wants! Depicting themes of loneliness and love, the movie manages to create a central villain that is more dimensional than most! Combining this with some horrific acts of violence and a moody score, The Eyes of my Mother is a movie that wont be forgotten quickly. The fact that it goes for only just over 70 minutes is its downfall however, as i didn't think it was sufficient time to really make use of the interesting material that it had! That being said, this is still a movie that i would recommend, even if it isn't the masterful experience that i was expecting!
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