The Final Girls presents a special 35mm London screening of one of our festival stars: The Eyes of My Mother. The event will take place on Saturday 25th March at the Picturehouse Central in London’s West End as part of this screenings series which aim to explore the points of encounter between horror cinema and feminism hosted by Olivia Howe and Anna Bogutskaya. This projections emphasize the role of women in the horror genre films both in front and behind the cameras.

This initiative takes its name from the concept of “final girl”, a label that applies to the female character of a horror film, usually a slasher, which stands as the ultimate survivor against the usual psychopath and becomes the vehicle through which we know the facts. There are many examples of this figure, from the relentless Ripley of the “Alien” saga to the innocent Nancy Thompson of “A Nightmare on Elm Street”, Sidney Prescott from “Scream”, Julie James from “I know what you did last summer” or the character named Sally Hardesty in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. We also highlight, obviously, the character of Laurie from “Halloween” that was played the actress Jamie Lee Curtis.

Nicolas Pesce’s debut film, The Eyes of My Mother, deals with themes such as loneliness, madness and obsession, making it a difficult film to sort into horror genre cinema. Luckily, if you did not have the opportunity to enjoy it at TerrorMolins 2016, this may be an ideal occasion for you if you are in London and attend this event of The Final Girls. Remember that the film won the Critics Golden Award at the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival awarded by Blogos de Oro.

Arranged in black and white, the film tells the story of the arrival of Francisca (Kika Magalhaes), a young woman exploring her always morbid curiosities. Living a quiet existence in an isolated country house somewhere in the neglected rural America, Francisca’s life is irrevocably interrupted by an unwanted visitor who breaks her family and triggers a series of increasingly violent rituals.

The eyes of my mother gets to London in 35mm