The Eyes of My Mother was a genre favourite last year and we thought it was an excellent, dramatic exploration of identity and the pressures of fitting in to society. The film’s star Kika Magalhaes was tremendous at portraying a woman almost crippled by loneliness and her performance was, undoubtedly, the most exceptional element of the film. You can check out our review of The Eyes of My Mother right here.
For those who are yet to see the film; it hasn’t been particularly available to wide audiences unfortunately, will be glad to know you’ll be able to nab a copy of the film on DVD or Blu-ray this March. You can also watch the film right now on Amazon Video, if you can’t wait until then.
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 traumatising 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.
The Eyes of My Mother marks the directorial debut of Nicolas Pesce and additionally stars Will Brill, Flore Diaz, Paul Nazak and Olivia Bond. Be sure to get your hands on a copy of the film when it is released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD on 7th March 2017.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)