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“The Eyes of My Mother” Review

It’s been a good, long while since a film stuck with me the way that The Eyes of My Mother has possessed my mind since my initial viewing of it two days ago. Dark, haunting and chilling yet such a beautiful, stylish film. The film’s beauty is almost over-run by its brutal subject matter but it’s done so well that it all just…works.

A child named Francisca plays outside as a stranger approaches. Francisca’s mother makes her way outside to investigate and the stranger asks if he can go into the house to use the bathroom. We can all tell that this is going to end poorly but she allows him into the house anyway. Next we see Francisca sitting at the kitchen table as her father comes home. Alas, he is too late and her mother is dead but the killer is also wounded. read more

MAGNET Acquires Sundance Shocker THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

MAGNET RELEASING SETS IT SIGHTS ON GENRE-DEFYING 

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

 

Company Acquires Worldwide Rights to 

Nicolas Pesce’s Beautiful and Shocking Sundance Sensation

New York, New York (February 12, 2016) – Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, the hauntingly beautiful and shockingly original debut from filmmaker Nicolas Pesce. The film fuses classic horror ingredients with gothic black-and-white imagery and was called the “discovery of this year’s Sundance” by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn.  It also features a breakout performance from newcomer Kika Magalhaes. Magnet is planning a 2016 theatrical release. read more