2016 Sundance Film Fest Video: Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes Of My Mother

The Eyes of My Mother

Not only one of the more temptingly tasty items from the NEXT section but the entire 2016 Sundance slate, the B&W, economically compact title with a side-dish of Portuguese and next to no dialogue was one of the best directorial debuts of the year. Picked up just after the fest quickly after the fest by Magnolia folks, the Borderline Films crew supported project produced by Max Born, Jacob Wasserman and Schuyler Weiss, this features Kika Magalhaes and Will Brill and includes expertly lensed work from Zach Kuperstein. Here is the world premiere post Q&A screening for Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes Of My Mother.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)