The Eyes of My Mother - Official Movie Review

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The Eyes of My Mother starring Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill and Dianna Agostini is reviewed by Alonso Duralde (TheWrap and Linoleum Knife podcast), Ben Mankiewicz (Turner Classic Movies), and Christy Lemire (http://www.ChristyLemire.com).

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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. Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting visual compositions 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 feature debut allows only an elliptical presence in Francisca's world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places.

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