The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

Posted: August 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

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This is a black and white terrifying movie that is all-in-one edited and written by director Nicolas Pesce as his initial direction movie.


The Cast Lists:

Olivia Bond played as the young Francisca

Kika Magalhães played as Francisca

Diana Agostini played as the Mother

Will Brill played as Charlie

Joey Curtis-Green played as Antonio

Flora Diaz played as Lucy

Paul Nazak played as the Father

Clara Wong played as Kimiko


The Story Line:

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Francisca lives on a farm with her mother where they raise animals, particularly cows. A trained doctor, Francisca’s mother lectures her how to take out eyeballs from their farm animals, and was taught the fable about Francis of Assisi. Abruptly, Charlie, a salesman through door-to-door, came out and inquires about using her bathroom. Contrary with her opinion, Francisca’s mother allowed him to enter their house. After a resist, Charlie killed the mother and he gets injured, most probably by Francisca’s father, who came home when Charlie was still an attack with her in the bathtub. The father seemed at peace with this happening and chained Charlie at the barn. Her father and Francisca buried her mother in their backyard. Charlie explained the unique thrill of murdering others. Off the cam, Francisca has taken out the vocal cords and the eyes of Charlie’s and placed them in a bag and onscreen, she placed it inside the refrigerator. Francisca clarifies to Charlie that he has not been destroyed because he is the only friend she has and she takes care of him. Eventually she makes him suffer with her mother’s operational gears and this is probably to practice the surgical techniques being taught to her.

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After some years, Francisca’s father died also, but she conserved the body. She encountered a Japanese student, Kimiko, in a bar. Francisca and Kimiko go home to Francisca’s house and Kimiko is troubled at Francisca’s demonstration of her mother’s death and the exposure that she also killed her own father. Kimiko attempted to leave, and off screen Francisca killed her, chops his organs, bags them all, and placed them in the refrigerator.

Then, she bathed Charlie that was still locked up in the shed, and it is also presumed that she had sex with Charlie. He was stabbed by Francisca when he attempted to escape. She admitted to him that he was right about killing after killing him. Francisca move on hiking in the forests and catches with a ride to Lucy while going back home. Lucy had her baby son and who Francisca abducted upon reaching their house. Lucy was stabbed by Francisca before admiring her deceased mother and watched over to Lucy’s son and takes her as her own, and she gave the baby a name Antonio. Just like Charlie, Lucy’s vocal cords and eyes were taken out by Francisca on screen through a surgery.


The Writers’ View:

It dares the belief that most movie makers may make dozens of movies throughout their profession, garnering skills the whole time, and never create a movie half as good as this one. Then somebody that just came and new in the industry and tries his very first attempt and then give us a masterpiece. Nicolas Pesce on his directing and writing debut showed the masterful control and true class of his story. Each scene is wonderfully laid out and appearing his own way. The film is a truly work of a master of art and not a novice.

One of the many things you will love in this film is that it never insults their viewers. The first 2/3’s of the movie were so strong that it is almost expected to be down by the concluding third. It seemed that movies struggle be constantly good and even better throughout, but normally ended mucking up at a portion of the story. The modern horror movie tends to rely heavily on jump fright. But this movie makes their final third strongest of all. There is no single jump scares in the movie and yet, it is absolutely scary and memorable of up to 99% of the total horror movies being now.


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