“An extreme genre movie with the skin of an art film pulled tightly over its bones.” That’s how our film editor, A.A. Dowd, described Nicolas Pesce’s monochromatic gore thriller The Eyes Of My Mother when he watched it at this year’s Sundance. Now, you can dip into the movie’s bloody, moody world yourself, with a new trailer for the film releasing today.
Centered on Kika Magalhaes’ Francisca—a disturbed young woman raised to be perfectly comfortable cutting apart cow skulls and dipping her hands in viscera by her former-surgeon mother—the trailer mixes lush black-and-white photography with images of blood and death. The Eyes Of My Mother apparently caused loads of walkouts at this year’s festival. We’ll see if it finds an audience with a stronger stomach when it debuts in theaters and on demand on December 2.