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Friday, January 15, 2016

Sundance Preview: The Genre-Defying EYES OF MY MOTHER



Sundance is coming up in a few weeks (yet again, I will not be attending). And I have been getting a lot of information about this year's slate of films, among the most striking is the gorgeous-looking Portuguese film, EYES OF MY MOTHER--partly because it looks to be a quirky foreign drama that doesn't victimize its characters or manipulate its audience.

But then again, I'm just getting that from the synopsis. Check it out:

Francisca has been unfazed by death from an early age—her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities. As she grows up, her desire to connect with the world around her takes a distinctly dark form.

While writer/director Nicolas Pesce is making his feature debut here, EYES OF MY MOTHER has some major support from its executive producers that include Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Josh Mond (James White).

I'm keeping an eye out for this one. In the meantime, here's another compelling shot from the film:


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