My Mother’s Eyes (2023) Frightfest 2023 Movie Review
My Mother’s Eyes – Frightfest 2023 Movie Review
Director: Takeshi Kushida
Writer: Takeshi Kushida (Screenplay)
Plot: Thrill to the psycho fantasy of a mother and daughter who achieve love and honesty through imaginary bodies when a futuristic contact lens device, with a built-in camera and VR goggles, changes their lives forever.
Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: My Mother’s Eyes starts as we meet talented cellist Hitomi and her talented daughter Eri. They play together, however, Eri has a lingering feeling her mother regrets having her. When the two are involved in an accident, Hitomi learns her eyes have a problem. While Eri remains seriously injured in the hospital.
In the aftermath of the accident, Hitomi learns of an experimental contact lens device. Something she decides to follow up on, this unlocks something she never imagined that changes her relationship with Eri forever.
Verdict on My Mother’s Eyes
My Mother’s Eyes is a sci-fi horror following a mother turning to an experimental treatment to cure herself and help her daughter. However, what seems like a glorious invention, soon takes a darker turn, despite the growing connection between the pair.
This is a strange movie that looks to show what could come from a future technology with dangerous side effects. It focuses on a distant strained relationship between a mother and a daughter. While using this to bring technology together to bring them closer after an accident. It feels very futuristic, without being set in the future, reflecting how technology changes are right around the corner. The movie is filled with unsettling images and with a series of events in the second half of the film that leaves you shocked. It is effective, shocking and most importantly original in everything we see.
Final Thoughts –My Mother’s Eyes is a shockingly disturbing journey into a potential future.