6.2/10
7,708
56 user 151 critic

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

Trailer
1:55 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.

Director:

Writer:

5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, in this creepy haunted-house tale.

Director: Sean Byrne
Stars: Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari
Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi
Grave II (2016)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

Director: Julia Ducournau
Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella
A Dark Song (2016)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.

Director: Liam Gavin
Stars: Steve Oram, Catherine Walker, Susan Loughnane
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins
Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton
The Void I (2016)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.

Directors: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski
Stars: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.

Director: Perry Blackshear
Stars: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying Drake
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Director: Trey Edward Shults
Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo
The Monster (2016)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A mother and daughter must confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.

Director: Bryan Bertino
Stars: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Aaron Douglas
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Stars: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest
Southbound (2015)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.

Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Kristina Pesic
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

Director: Ben Young
Stars: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Mother
...
Young Francisca
...
...
Antonio
...
Lucy
...
Francisca (as Kika Magalhaes)
Paul Nazak ...
Father
...
Kimiko
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Olhos da Minha Mãe  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,908, 2 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,981, 23 December 2016
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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.
See more »

Soundtracks

The Murder of the Lawson Family
Performed by The Carolina Buddies
Courtesy of Columbia Records, by arragement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.

http://cinemagardens.com


17 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 56 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page