Shot in stunning black and white, Nicolas Pesce’s much buzzed about feature debut The Eyes of My Mother has released a trailer ahead of its premiere at this weekend’s Fantastic Fest and it’s a helluva first impression. Washed in haunting visuals, Pesce’s unique aesthetic evokes a sense of isolation that chills to the bone—it’s no wonder that it became one of the most talked about genre films since hitting the festival circuit last year. Keep your eyes wide for this one, folks.
The Eyes of My Mother hits theaters and VOD this December 2nd.
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 shatters the idyll of Francisca’s family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening 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 dark form.
It stars Diana Agostini, Olivia Bond, Will Brill, Joey Curtis-Green, Flora Diaz, Kika Magalhaes, and Clara Wong.