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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: 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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Beautifully filmed and quite disturbing. Stunning debut feature.
4 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Incredibly well-made. Created with a confidence and assurance of the material, I was shocked to learn that it was from a first time director and writer. Saying that, I don't think the film goes as far as it needs to. I do feel like its very short running time is felt. It's not always the easiest film to watch, it's quite disturbing in a frighteningly quiet way. It's beautifully filmed and directed, with a stunning lead performance at its core. I'll see how it fares with me over time but as of now I like it quite a bit. 2016 has been a great year for horror and this only continues that tradition. I definitely recommend this for horror fans that want intelligence in their films.


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