Blake Crane reviews “The Eyes of My Mother” for Film Racket

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There’s not a whole lot of dialogue in horror tone poem The Eyes of My Mother, but what’s said adds color to the eerie black-and-white imagery. Specifically early on when the mother of young Francisca (Olivia Bond) tells her, “Loneliness can do strange things to the mind.”  Shortly thereafter, as they slice open a cow’s eye on the kitchen table of their isolated farmhouse, she imparts, “Everything we see passes through this.” These bits of wisdom economically set the mood for a descent into madness and the collateral damage it causes.


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