With his directorial debut, Nicolas Pesce’s THE EYES OF MY MOTHER “claws into your subconscious and lingers there” (New York Magazine). One of the top horror movies of 2016, a favorite at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, and “Certified Fresh” by Rotten TomatoesTHE EYES OF MY MOTHER, arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on March 7 from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label.

Shot in stark black and white, the “shockingly original” (IndieWire) film follows Francisca (Kika Magalhaes) who must cope with an unspeakable trauma caused by a visitor who shatters her family’s utopia. In the brutal aftermath of the unexpected visitor, Francisca clings to her reticent father in the most unusual ways to fulfill her loneliness. With a lack of connection to the world, the tragedy and teachings from her surgeon mother lead to very dark desires and curiosities on those she keeps sheltered on her secluded farmhouse. THE EYES OF MY MOTHER “contains some of the most memorable visual compositions” (Roger Ebert) as Pesce follows Francisca’s life into peculiar, secret places.

A “masterfully crafted horror movie” (Shock Till You Drop), THE EYES OF MY MOTHER Blu-ray and DVD also dives into a behind-the-scenes look at the film, including an interview with director Nicolas Pesce.

Synopsis
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.

Special Features:

  • Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Interview With Director Nicolas Pesce
  • Theatrical Trailer

Blu-Ray™
Blu-ray Price: $29.98
Street Date: March 7, 2017
Run Time: 76 mins
Catalog: 11138
Rating: R

DVD
DVD Price: $26.98
Street Date: March 7, 2017
Run Time: 76 mins
Catalog: 11137
Rating: R

 

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