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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: 85
  • Fresh: 64
  • Rotten: 21
  • Average Rating: 6.6/10

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


AN EXQUISITE NEW HORROR FILM. The rare entry to give depth to its destructive force, to force those new eyes onto us and make us truly believe the terror of what we see.


Bizarre and unnerving.
Ending made me angry.

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.

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The Eyes of My Mother
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2016

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