Unobstructed View presents
The Eyes of my Mother
A film by Nicolas Pesce
Opens in Toronto at Carlton Cinema December 16, 2016
“An exquisite waking nightmare” – Guy Lodge, Variety
“it claws into your subconscious and lingers there” – Bilge Ebiri, Vulture
Official Selection: 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Official Selection: 2016 Fantasia Film Festival
Official Selection: 2016 Calgary Film Festival
Official Selection: 2016 Edmonton Film Festival
Official Selection: 2016 Vancouver Film Festival
Official Selection: 2016 Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival
TORONTO, November XX, 2016 – Praised by critics at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it stood out for its elegance, striking beauty and nightmare-inducing darkness, The Eyes of My Mother —the feature debut of writer/director Nicolas Pesce— is opening in Toronto at Carlton Cinema on December 16, 2016, from Unobstructed View.
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.
“The starting place of the character is, you know, you hear these stories on the news about these people that have done horrible things,” said writer/director Nicolas Pesce. “The horrifying thing that they’ve done, and maybe have become famous for, is actually a very small piece of what their life looks like. Thinking about what the rest of that life looks like when they’re not doing those things is just as scary and fascinating.”
The Eyes of My Mother is Executive Produced by Julie Christeas, Avi Stern, and by Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, and Josh Mond from the Borderline Films collective. They are best known for their films Martha Marcy May Marlene, Simon Killer and James White, which have screened at Sundance, Cannes and other prestigious film festivals, earning multiple awards and a cult following in the process.
About Unobstructed View Inc.
Unobstructed View Inc. (previously known as Video Services Corp.) is a full-service distributor with direct relationships and a commitment to tailor distribution strategies across all platforms, from theatrical release to home video, VOD, and television. Owned by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Unobstructed View owns a catalog of hundreds of film and TV titles and has ongoing distribution agreements with Magnolia Pictures, Film Movement, Kino Lorber and Synapse, just to name a few. Upcoming film and TV releases include TIFF Selections Past Life and In Between, Sundance selection As You Are, Canadian film First Round Down and Cézanne et Moi.
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