The Eyes of My Mother is a terrific horror film that proves the power of black-and-white photography, showcasing the impact horror can have even without the use of colour. However, what if the film was shot in colour; what difference would this have? Despite not having moving footage from the film, the below images give us a taste of what The Eyes of My Mother could have been like if it was not shot in simple black and white.
We love the images, but stand firmly with our belief that the film is far more impressive for its lack of colour. Just like Eraserhead, The Bunny Game and Darling, The Eyes of My Mother excels with its simple choice of avoiding colour to allow the audience to focus more fully on the film’s shocking moments.
When tragedy strikes her quiet countryside abode, Francisca (Kika Magalahes) learns to live her life how she pleases; no matter how dark that may be.
The Eyes of My Mother is out now on VOD. Check out our review of the film here.
Words: Jessy Williams (JessyCritical)