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2016 Sundance Film Fest Video: Nicolas Pesce’s 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, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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