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The Eyes of My Mother

HD   R Closed Captioning

Nicolas Pesce

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About the Movie

In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. But after a shocking event shatters their idyllic life, the young girl must cope with the nightmarish repercussions that echo into adulthood. As she matures, it becomes clear that this beautiful but dangerous young woman has some very peculiar desires.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 83
  • Fresh: 62
  • Rotten: 21
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Ms. Magalhaes, a former dancer, uses her expressive eyes and graceful limbs to bring the intimacy and sensuality of her actions to vivid life. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Dec 1, 2016

Rotten: Pesce's beautifully photographed but aggressively unpleasant art-house horror film will no doubt have its champions, but it won't find one here. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Dec 1, 2016

Fresh: This is what curdled Americana looks like - a Joel-Peter Witkin portfolio come to life and a vision of jus' folks weaned on isolation, madness, and good old Type O. – David Fear, Rolling Stone, Dec 2, 2016

Fresh: At once briskly and deliberately paced, sustaining a precise narrative clarity even as it seems to flow with the logic of a nightmare, "The Eyes of My Mother" confounds expectations and defies easy categorization. – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, Dec 1, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Loved it

It's a great movie. Love it. There's no porn, who ever thinks that is crazy. And this same person wouldn't know art if it didn't have the word Crayola written on it. Just a good psychological black and white movie.

Torture Porn

If torture porn is your thing, have at it. Oh wait - it's in black and white, it must be art! No. Torture porn. Only a very disturbed human could have brought this into the world. Ugh.

Best of 2016 hands down

It's been quite awhile since an arthouse film has blown me away and left me completely speechless, but not anymore. This is currently my pick for numero uno of 2016.
This film covers, in the darkest ways possible monophobia, the fear of being alone. Now for those of you who aren't black and white fans I still beg you to sit through it. For those of you who aren't fans of arthouse, sit through it. It's not hard.
This film is 100% engaging, traumatic, dark, jaw dropping, and unforgettable. If I could say what this is without spoiling too much, it would be a female take on the story of Ed Gein, who if you don't know was the serial killer who they based the classic films Psycho, Silence Of The Lambs, and Texas Chain Saw Massacre off of.

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The Eyes of My Mother
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2016

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