The Eyes of My Mother (Midnite)
Director: Nicolas Pesce Run Time: 76 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2016
Starring: Diana Agostini, Flora Diaz, Joey Curtis-Green, Olivia Bond, Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill
Nitehawk’s LOCAL COLOR presents midnite screening of Sundance discovery THE EYES OF MY MOTHER in December!
A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.
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.