Eyes of My Mother (2016)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 171

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Year: 2016
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)
Runtime: 01:16:07
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.

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Atharv Gupta
Atharv Gupta
June 17, 2024 7:49 am

absolute cinema

Asami Ching
Asami Ching
June 6, 2024 6:32 pm

Its in b&w and very slow, but oh so delectable, and for once music is good also.

fred fat
fred fat
June 4, 2024 2:50 pm

i handt seen this before

KAN
KAN
December 31, 2023 12:02 am

I should have known by the way they had tacked a scene from the end of the film onto the beginning of the film just for impact that the film was going to be a waste of time. It’s always a dead giveaway when they have to use such bait to get the viewer hooked.

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
March 11, 2023 2:30 pm

Will Brill (the visitor) is creepy and irritating and I bet he is like that in real life as well. His parents had quite a sense of humor to name him Will Brill. Super brutal but also sad in some parts. Fuck yeah – 5 stars.

tod
tod
March 4, 2023 9:37 pm

not very well translated but nice movie.

Adam
Adam
January 9, 2023 12:48 am

Beautiful movie

Shane Morris
Shane Morris
November 29, 2022 1:05 pm

Found this in our local DVD hire store (one of the last in this country,which im sad to say closed down this year,forever ending the “video shop era” for me”) very underrated & doesn’t get a mention often,but is as bleak & brutal as they come,creepy as fuck & you’ll feel it for a while after you see it,brilliant movie & like human centipede 2,The Elephant man, the black & white just adds to what makes this a really nightmarish movie

miki
miki
July 16, 2022 10:44 pm

i absolutely love this movie

An_Oldboy
An_Oldboy
June 8, 2022 9:38 am

An excellent movie. A director on top of his game, fantastic cinematography and a simple yet brutal plot. The visual of the child’s mother trying to scream was stunning. At 1 hour 16 min the film doesn’t hang around either: no minute is wasted. I highly recommend (and thanks EUM for finding and uploading these ‘hidden gems’): 4.5/5 eyeballs

Hatemale
Hatemale
February 25, 2022 5:02 am

Wow
Excellent stuff
Initially I thought paybacks a bitch when first guy got sorted…..
But then it really got interesting!

Ur mom likes my BBC
Ur mom likes my BBC
February 24, 2022 8:43 am

Thats one crazy ass ho

S29A
S29A
January 16, 2022 10:39 pm

im just a little tired okey? gets wiped up from kitchen floor

big drip
big drip
April 21, 2021 3:44 am

superb film, thrilling from start to finish, also really enjoyed the fact that the film is in black and white, really emphasises Franciscas dark nature.
even though its barely 75mins in length, this one will stay with you for a long time.

Vic
Vic
March 13, 2021 8:07 pm

SPOILER ALERT MAYBE: It’s real good when it’s for revenge but really sad when it turns into stealing babies.

Lotty Da
Lotty Da
February 6, 2021 5:46 am

definitely weird ass movie, one might say classic… brought to mind so many movies, from Texas Chainsaw to the Voices and even Psycho. yeah, great film. Thanks Again effedup…

Pufferpunk
Pufferpunk
December 24, 2020 4:32 am

WOW, what a wonderful movie! It’s going to stay with me for a very long time…

Zed Man
Zed Man
December 10, 2020 11:10 am

Fantastic movie, very unsettling, beautifully shot and acted. Not much gore, it was more implied but it did not matter, it wasnt about blood and guts, it was more about loneliness and what it does to ones mind. Agree with above comment about being shot in black and white which gave it a more grim and gritty feel. And who was that actress, she was gorgeous imo. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Shane
Shane
December 10, 2020 2:23 am

I thought this was awesome,a creepy & Unnerving flick,very well shot & when films use black & white correctly & for the right subject matter it truly just gives it that extra foreboding & grim feeling,a reason why I thought human centipede 2 was so effective

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
October 25, 2020 2:35 am

Loneliness is perhaps the most potent of human emotions. It can drive some stark-raving mad…make others commit unspeakable acts of violence… all in the name of having someone to share little slices of our lives with. Nicolas Pesce does a masterful job of showing us exactly this.

And yet another 5* flick from the masters at EUM…. Goddamn, you guys are good!

Ralph
Ralph
October 9, 2020 10:12 pm

Eye-mazing! …. Eye love it!

sara
sara
October 9, 2020 1:34 pm

I don’t understand why people on here gave it good reviews? The story was lame, the main girl was so unlikable. I just didn’t get the point? 2/5

Julie
Julie
October 9, 2020 11:50 am

Great movie, Story, Camera and the Director Nicolas Pesce is Top!
Merci.

Antinatalpist
Antinatalpist
October 9, 2020 6:08 am

Mommy?

Chris Ramirez
Chris Ramirez
October 8, 2020 10:46 pm

It’s movies like this that keeps me coming back for more. EUM, you guys definitely did it again! Your website is not like any other, one-of-a-kind. You’ll find movies here that you may never see anywhere else. Got to be one of the best website out there. Please keep up the amazing work you guys are doing by finding this very unique kind of movies. I raise my glasses to you!

MellyMels
MellyMels
October 8, 2020 9:24 pm

I LOVE this movie! I knew y’all would add it on.

Addie
Addie
October 8, 2020 1:42 pm

I love this movie!!!

jan
jan
October 8, 2020 11:45 am

very creepy, brutal movie, superb stuff.
thank you.