The Eyes of My Mother (2016) 02 Dec 2016Drama, HorrorR

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Francisca and her mother live on a farm where they raise cows and other animals. A trained surgeon, Francisca's mother teaches her how to remove eyeballs from farm animals, and is taught the legend of Francis of Assisi. Suddenly, Charlie, a door to door salesman, appears and against her better judgment, Francisca's mother lets him use the bathroom. After a struggle, Charlie kills Francisca's mother, with Charlie injured. Francisca and her father bury Francisca's mother in the backyard while holding Charlie captive in the barn. Charlie explains the incomparable thrill of killing others. Francisca then removes Charlie's eyes and vocal cords. Francisca explains to Charlie that he was not killed because she has no other friends, and tortures Charlie with her mother's surgical implements. Francisca's father later dies and is preserved by Francisca in the bathtub. Charlie is also killed by Francisca as he tries to escape.

Years later, when Francisca becomes an adult, she meets Kimiko, a Japanese student, at a bar. Kimiko and Francisca return to Francisca's home but Kimiko is perturbed at Francisca's depiction of the death of her mother and father and tries to leave. She then murders Kimiko and chops her up. Francisca goes hiking in the woods and catches a ride with Lucy back to the house. Lucy has a baby son who Francisca kidnaps upon reaching the house. Francisca stabs Lucy before praising her dead mother and keeping Lucy's son as her own child, who she names Antonio. Antonio grows into a school age child and is shocked at seeing Lucy when he enters the barn, which he is told never to go into. Antonio later unlocks the barn and Lucy escapes. A trucker finds Lucy and police are called to the barn. After holding her son as a hostage, Francisca is killed by the police.

Cast and Crew

Director(s): Nicolas Pesce

Producer(s): Max Born, Jacob Wasserman, Schuyler Weiss

Starring(s): Diana Agostini, Olivia Bond, Will Brill, Joey Curtis-Green, Flora Diaz, Kika Magalhaes, Paul Nazak, Clara Wong

Music by: Ariel Loh

Story by: Nicolas Pesce

Screenplay by: Nicolas Pesce

Edited by: Nicolas Pesce

Cinematography: Zach Kuperstein


EFW Scale: 3 3/5

Release Date: 02 Dec 2016

Other Release Date / Place: 24 Mar 2017 / UK

Genre(s): Drama, Horror

Certification: R

Language(s): English

Country: United States

Banner(s) and Studio(s)

Banner / Studio: Borderline Presents, Tandem Pictures

Distributed by: Magnet Releasing

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