News / 22 April 2020

Filmmaker Nicolas Pesce Discusses THE EYES OF MY MOTHER!

In the lead-up to this week’s FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT, we’ve dug deep into the Monster archives, right back to 2017 when we unleashed THE EYES OF MY MOTHER to home entertainment, to bring you this interview with writer/director Nicolas Pesce (PIERCING, THE GRUDGE) where he discusses his debut feature THE EYES OF MY MOTHER.

Shot in mesmeric black and white, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER bucks traditional horror tropes to create what could be considered a new style of American Gothic. Magnificently horrific Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature is a deliciously gorgeous nightmare that simultaneously seduces and abhors.

The film follows Francisca (Kika Magalhães), a young, lonely woman who becomes consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life. Raised by her mother, a former surgeon from Portugal, trained in anatomy and taught to be unfazed by death, young Francisca’s idyllic life is shattered with the arrival of a mysterious visitor whose actions deeply traumatize the girl, but also awakening unique, disturbing 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.

Catch THE EYES OF MY MOTHER this FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT from 9PM AEST via the Monster Fest Facebook Page with an exclusive introduction from actress Kika Magalhães and accompanied by the 2018 MONSTER FEST award-winner FEAST ON THE YOUNG, from filmmaker & VCA graduate Katia Mancuso.

For more details on the upcoming screening click here!