Reel Suspects Boards Sales On Takeshi Kushida’s My Mother’s Eyes MIA

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based genre specialist Reel Suspects has boarded sales on Japanese horror director Takeshi Kushida’s My Mother’s Eyes and will launch the title at the upcoming MIA Market in Rome.

The psychological, fantasy horror-thriller revolves around a cello instructor and her gifted daughter who are left with life-changing injuries by a car accident.

The mother loses her sight while the daughter is paralyzed but thanks to technological, medical advances, they are able to combine their faculties to share one vision and physical experiences.

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The film was also produced by Kushida under the banner of Pyramid Film in Tokyo.

My Mother’s Eyes is Kushida’s second feature after international breakout Woman of the Photographs, which played in 40 festivals and was released in seven territories, including the U.S. where it was acquired by Epic Pictures for its speciality horror label Dread.

“We have been following Takeshi work since Woman of the Photographs in 2020 and we felt in love with his unique filmmaking. His second feature My Mother’s Eyes confirms his talent as a director, mastering the art of combining strong visual and innovative storytelling,” said Reel Suspects President Matteo Lovadina.

My Mother’s Eyes has played a raft of genre festivals including London FrightFest and Screamfest and Freak Show in the U.S. and has a raft of future festival dates booked, including the Trieste Science-Fiction in Italy, Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival in Belgium and FilmQuest Film Festival.

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