Directed by: Nicolas Pesce
Starring: Kika Magalhães (Francisca), Olivia Bond (Young Francisca), Diana Agostini (Mother), Paul Nazak (Father), Will Brill (Visitor)
Country: United States
Language: English, Portuguese (Eng subs)
Genres: Animals, Corpses, Captivity, Scars
Plot – Spoilers:
A family living out in the middle of nowhere are mostly quiet like their surroundings. Mother who used to be a surgeon in Portugal sometimes breaks the silence regaling her daughter Francisca with folk tales and teaching her some of her surgical skills. Though Father is distant, Francisca often feels comforted watching television in his presence. The telly is like a voice-over, often echoing their thoughts. Things begin to move, when the family’s quiet life is disrupted by the arrival of a man, who at first glance appears to be a salesman or at worst, an evangelist.
The Eyes of My Mother has great style and lighting that summons the works of some of the masters of European Cinema. It also has one of the best examples of passionate, erotic stabbing.