The Eyes of My Mother (2016) (Blu-ray Review)

The Eyes of My Mother (2016) (Blu-ray Review)

The Eyes of My Mother (2016) (Blu-ray Review)

📅23 March 2017, 02:01

The Eyes of My Mother (2016) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Nicolas Pesce
Starring: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Olivia Bond
Rated: R/Region A/2:35/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Magnet

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.

We are back at the arthouse with the release of The Eye’s of My Mother on Blu-ray! Here we have a very artsy black and white tale of tragedy and terror in a film that works very well on those fronts as well as on the character study front. It does sort of drag from time to time but we’ll get back to that in a moment. The movie follows a family in the farmhouse at the start. The mother is sort of forced to let a strange in and the bad things just keep rolling from then on out. One of the characters is a little girl and after bad thing after bad thing happens we end up following her from a child to an adult as she seems to just go down darker and deeper into the rabbit hole so to speak. We watch a girl who is clearly suffering from trauma. The help never comes so she goes worse and worse which causes her to do bad things. Is is because she’s evil or just really messed up and lonely? Well, it is worth checking out to see but only if you are into the more artsy side of the horror genre.

The movie can move slowly along and tries to build things up pretty well. It is the times when the art side of this one really does shine through. Some might not enjoy this movie as much based on that fact alone, but then we have people who will probably enjoy this one more because of the same. Does the movie come across very different? Yes, and I think that helps this one stand out a lot better. You don’t see movies like this one come across often and the uniqueness of it has made it an early candidate for a lot of year end top 10 lists. Now, I’m not so sure I’d go as far as to give that kind of glory yet, but we’ll see. I will say it is a movie that can trigger a lot of mixes emotions and for some reasons, some will praise it I’m sure it could cause others to give it a bit of a mixed reaction as well. Still, I’d say it is worth a watch regardless and looks pretty cool in its black and white form.


– Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery
– Interview with the Director Nicolas Pesce
– Trailers

Quality of Transfer: 90%




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