Exclusive Poster Debut: The Eyes of My Mother (Updated with Trailer)

Disturbing psychodrama The Eyes of My Mother debuts official theatrical poster

We’ve been raving about writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s nightmarish black and white psychodrama The Eyes of my Mother since we caught a screening of it last year (read our glowing review here) and with good reason. The film is a stark, masterfully crafted and admirably minimal “psychotic woman” horror movie and, by the end of it, if you stick with it and navigate its deliberate pace, you’ll be profoundly affected and moved.

And deeply disturbed, just like poor, busted anti-heroine Francisca, whose lethal misery is at the center of its sad, sick story.

The Eyes of My Mother is playing at Austin’s Fantastic Fest this weekend and will open theatrically, On Demand, on iTunes and on Amazon Video on December 2.

In the meantime, we have the exclusive premiere of the new theatrical poster below as well as a look at the trailer below.

Exclusive Poster Debut: The Eyes of My Mother

Here’s the official synopsis: 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. Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting, and at times disturbing, visual compositions of The Eyes of My Mother evoke its protagonist’s isolation and illuminate her deeply unbalanced worldview. Genre-inflected, but so strikingly unique as to defy categorization, writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s assured feature debut allows us only an elliptical presence in Francisca’s world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places.


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