The Eyes Of My Mother

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 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.
Genre: Drama, Horror
Director(s): Nicolas Pesce
Production: Magnet Releasing
  5 wins & 10 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
75%
R
Year:
2016
76 min
$25,981
Website
30 Views


Mother:
Saint Francis spent

many years living alone

in the woods.

Then one night, he saw an angel

burning in the sky.

And when he woke up,

he had stigmata.

But loneliness can do

strange things to the mind.

Eventually he died

of an eye condition

that also

would have caused psychosis.

Francisca.

Mother:
Cow eyes are very

similar to human eyes.

The construction

is almost exactly the same.

The only difference

is they're bigger.

Mother:
In Portugal,

we used to practice surgery

on cows.

Here, they practice on people.

This is how they kill it.

- Francisca.

- Francisca?

I was just getting to know

your daughter.

I'm Charlie.

Is your husband at home?

He'll be home

any second now.

But we're not interested

in whatever

you're trying to sell.

I'm not trying

to sell you anything.

May I come inside

for a second?

Just to use the restroom.

It'll only take a second.

You have a lovely home.

Have you lived here

a long time?

The bathroom

is through the living room

to the right.

Thanks.

Is your husband

usually late?

You said you expected

him here any second.

Bathroom is through

the living room,

to your right.

Would you show me?

I think you should

show me the way.

Ma'am.

I'm trying to be polite.

Now, we can try this

one more time

before I start

to become unreasonable.

I am sorry, sir, but I really

need you to leave.

I don't quite know

what you're planning.

Hey there, Franny.

I'm gonna need you

to sit over there

on that chair

and be real quiet.

Can you do that for me?

Now, why don't you

be a good host

and show me where

that bathroom is?

Well, all right now.

Onwards and upwards.

Man:
Reporting from the state

Fire Marshal's office today,

request for all

municipal authorities

to ban the sale

of an imported ragdoll,

which has been found

to be highly flammable.

State Fire Marshal

George Chanovec says

every Fire Department

in the state

has been contacted about it.

The doll stands 15 inches high...

The bodies are stuffed with straw,

and the name A.E. Sutton

stamped on the foot.

Fire Marshal

says the dolls,

which sold for less

than a dollar

and for usually--

Father:
Where's your mother?

I couldn't leave her.

Man:
Why'd you mark the calendar

towards this date?

Woman:
Look, I want this to happen.

I don't want to see it happen.

Man:
It'll be over

in a few minutes.

Woman:
I've got things to do.

Man:
Can't see

the hanging from here.

Just hear it.

Woman:
Hear it?

Man:
Yeah, hanging sounds

almost as bad as it looks.

Man:
Trap door bangs open.

Francisca:

Do you want something to eat?

Man:
Probably a few fellows

watching will give a--

- Francisca:
Daddy?

- Man:
Hoop or a holler.

Man:
Trouble?

Boy:
I got there

too late, they told me.

I need help

with your mother.

Woman:
Something wrong?

Charlie:
Franny?

Man:
No, it's, uh, I've

never seen a lonesomer town.

Charlie:
Franny?

Woman:
Well, it's just that...

Charlie:
Franny!

Man:
Not everyone. That calendar

there says someone's

been counting the days.

Charlie:
Franny!

Franny!

You will have to take care of this.

Man:
...For a minute if we could.

Charlie:
Franny!

Man:
...That can save

our Pa and Adam.

Me and Little Joe

found Deuce Martin dead.

- Charlie:
Franny!

- Woman:
Dead?

Charlie:
Franny! Fran, Fran!

Franny! Franny! Franny! Franny!

What are you doing?

Francisca:
You needed stitches.

Francisca:
Why are you laughing?

Why us?

You let me in.

Francisca:
You've done this before.

Francisca:
Why do you do it?

It feels amazing.

You're gonna kill me, right?

Why would I kill you?

You're my only friend.

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