Friday, March 3 at 9pm

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
USA
Directed by Nicolas Pesce
In English and in Portuguese with English subtitles
Horror, Drama
76 Minutes
Rated 14A: violence

This film will be preceded by CHAINRING TATOOS from Josef Perszon (2nd Place Award Winner at KISS 2016)

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.

“SHOCKINGLY ORIGINAL.”
-Indiewire

“A SIMMERING NIGHTMARE OF A MOVIE.”
-New York

“UNFORGETTABLE.”
-Flavorwire

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Nominated for the Audience Award at AFI Fest 2016

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