Kika Magalhaes
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As Sundance enters its mid-week stretch, the festival has helped launch another career. Kika Magalhaes, the star of “The Eyes of My Mother,” has signed a management deal with Anonymous Content, Variety has learned.

“The Eyes of My Mother,” which premiered on Friday in the festival’s “Next” section, stars Magalhaes as the title character, who lives in an eerie farmhouse. The film, which is shot in black and white, is written and directed by Nicolas Pesce. Several distributors are circling the project, Variety has learned.

Magalhaes, who was born in Portugal and studied at Manhattan’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater, had previously appeared in the independent films “City of Gold” and “Tapestry.” “The Eyes of My Mother” is her first starring role.

“The Eyes of My Mother” was executive produced by Borderline Films and produced by Jacob Wasserman, Schuyler Weiss and Max Born.

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