Indie Gems: The Eyes of my Mother

Way to go, Dad.

Francisca (played by Olivia Bond as a child then Kika Magalhaes as an adult) lives in the secluded countryside with her parents. (Diana Agostini and Paul Nazak) Her mother is a former surgeon and teaches her not to be afraid of cutting things open, then sewing them up. One day, a tragedy happens that shapes Francisca forever and completely changes her outlook on life.

To call this movie "fucking creepy" is a massive understatement. This isn't a horror film that's going to get you with jump scares, but like my last Indie Gem The Living and the Dead, it's one that's going to make you uncomfortable the entire time you're watching it. 

Kika Magalhaes plays Francisca with a quiet naivety that's perfect for the tone of this film. I never questioned how she was able to pull off the things she did when she's so unassuming. If I have one complaint, it's that this didn't need to be shot in black and white. I think color would've added to the tone and made it more menacing. 

The less you know about this film, the better, and at a short 77 minutes, it's an easy watch.

Grade: B+

Watched on: Netflix DVD

Memorable Quote: "I need you to show me." - Charlie (Will Brill)


  1. Oh I loved this film, and I loved the black and white cinematography!

    1. I just think it would've been creepier in color.

  2. You've got me intrigued. I wonder if it's going to be streaming, soon.

  3. the black and white cinematography really gives this film its eerie film, but the fact that the main actress used to be a dancer really settled me. No wonder.

    1. I had no idea she used to be a dancer. That's interesting.


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