Trailer for Nicolas Pesce’s Feature Debut ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

Nicolas Pesce's Gotic Horror

Magnet Releasing has debuted the first trailer and poster for Nicolas Pesce’s nightmarish psychodrama The Eyes of My Mother, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and now it’s coming to Fantastic Fest.

The film stars Diana Agostini, Olivia Bond, Will Brill, Joey Curtis-Green, Flora Diaz, Kika Magalhaes, and Clara Wong, and revolves around a little girl, and a childhood incident that manifests itself in dark ways years later.

The Eyes of My Mother opens on in select theaters and on VOD starting December 2nd. Check out the first trailer and poster below.

Nicolas Pesce's Gotic Horror

Portuguese thesp Kika Magalhaes made a breakout performance as Francisca.

Nicolas Pesce's Gotic Horror

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.