The Eyes of My Mother

About

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. Genre-inflected, but so strikingly unique as to defy categorization, writer/director Nicolas Pesce’s assured feature debut allows us only an elliptical presence in Francisca’s world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places.

YEAR 2015

SECTION NEXT

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 77 min

COMPANY Tandem Pictures

WEBSITE http://tandempictures.com

EMAIL sky@tandempictures.com

PHONE (646) 964-4638

Credits

Director
Screenwriter
Executive Producer
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Actor

Artist Bio

Nicolas Pesce

Nicolas Pesce has directed over 30 music videos for various artists, including Snoop Dogg, The Black Keys, and Afrika Bambaataa. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and served as assistant editor on Josh Mond’s James White, which stars Cynthia Nixon and Christopher Abbott, and premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Pesce also developed an animated series starring Malcolm McDowell, J.K. Simmons, and Colin Quinn.