‘The Eyes of My Mother’ Gets a Nightmarish New Trailer

Nicolas Pesce’s Horrifying Psychodrama

It’s Halloween and Magnet Releasing has offered a new trailer for The Eyes of My Mother, the Nicolas Pesce’s horrifying psychodrama that creates the elongated dread of a nightmare.

Starring Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Flora Diaz, Paul Nazak, Clara Wong, and Diana Agost, the black and white film follows a little girl, and a childhood incident that resonates years later.

Hit the jump to check out the new trailer for Pesce’s bracing debut, The Eyes of My Mother, which is essentially one scene from the film. This full-length chiller opens in select theaters and on VOD on December 2.

Nicolas Pesce’s horrifying psychodrama

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. Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting visual compositions 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 feature debut allows only an elliptical presence in Francisca’s world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places.