Two clips from The Eyes of My Mother have been released and they showcase the film’s beautiful black-and-white cinematography and the disturbing veil that covers the entire film. It’s a flawed, but fantastic feature that is propelled by a mesmerising performance from Kika Magalahes.
Check out two new clips below. One features Francisca (Magalahes) dancing for the dead body of her father and the other shows a woman collapsing dramatically in front of a truck. The film is filled with gloriously disturbing moments like the ones you can see below, but we weren’t entirely impressed by its remarkable visuals, but overall hollow story. You can read our review here.
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 horrifyingly shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening some 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 distinctly dark form.
The Eyes of My Mother will be released On Demand, iTunes and Amazon Video on 2nd December 2016.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)