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The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

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

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Nicolas Pesce

Writer:

Nicolas Pesce
5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Diana Agostini ... Mother
Olivia Bond ... Young Francisca
Will Brill ... Charlie
Joey Curtis-Green ... Antonio
Flora Diaz ... Lucy
Kika Magalhães ... Francisca (as Kika Magalhaes)
Paul Nazak Paul Nazak ... Father
Taahir Shah Taahir Shah ... Faisal
Clara Wong ... Kimiko
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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

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Genres:

Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eyes of My Mother See more »

Filming Locations:

Cooperstown, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,908, 4 December 2016

Gross USA:

$27,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,539
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The music that Francisca and her father dance to is "Naufrágio" in the voice of Amália Rodrigues. This type of Portuguese traditional music is called "fado", which translates to "sad destiny", and it's commonly used to express the feeling of losing someone dear. See more »

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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.
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Connections

Features House on Haunted Hill (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Naufragio
Sung by Amália Rodrigues
Music by Alain Oulman
Lyrics by Priscilla Meirelles
Courtesy of Valentim de Carvalho (SACEM)
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Partially successful foreign language art-house horror
27 February 2017 | by johnnyrevSee all my reviews

'The Eyes of my Mother' is a morbid and austere little horror flick with a disturbing premise, disturbing imagery and heavy implications. Unfortunately, as with many other prestige horror movies with pretensions to high art, although it's beautifully shot in crisp b/w it suffers from a typical lack of ideas and intellectual depth, resulting in a depressing and empty experience, rather than an exhilarating, educating or illuminating one. Watch it and decide, but don't watch it with the family.


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