FF Q&A: Director Nicolas Pesce talks ‘The Eyes of My Mother’
The Eyes of My Mother marks an impressive feature debut for writer/director Nicolas Pesce. Both highly psychological and highly visual, Pesce’s self-assured grasp of visual composition and quiet sound designed is further elevated by shooting in black and white. The detached examination of lead character Francisca further contributes to the uncomfortable, unnerving atmosphere Pesce has created, and it’s one of the most memorable films in recent memory (review).
After the film’s Fantastic Fest debut, we sat down with Pesce to discuss the influences behind his first feature, the surprising personal history that was woven into the film’s narrative, and more.