Look Into My Eyes



Documentary Feature
2024, 105 minutes


A group of New York City psychics conduct deeply intimate readings for their clients, revealing a kaleidoscope of loneliness and connection, joy and eccentricity, pain and healing.
World Premiere, 2024 Sundance Film Festival


The genius of Lana Wilson’s portrait of New York City psychics is that she doesn’t ask us to believe, but to feel. An exquisitely made documentary that puts compassion before cynicism.
Nicolas Rapold, Sight and Sound
One of Sundance’s best documentaries. Mystical…marvelously nuanced and fascinating. Is this performance? Is it ‘real’? And if it brings peace to the living, does it matter?
Alissa Wilkinson, The New York Times
A sensitive and surprising film about the relationship between shared performance and private pain. Lana Wilson is a singularly perceptive filmmaker.
David Ehrlich, IndieWire
ONE OF THE 10 BEST MOVIES FROM SUNDANCE 2024. What Wilson’s complicated, compassionate film ends up proving beyond a shadow of a doubt is that people need to be told that they’re forgiven, they’re loved, and they can let go and move on from trauma. The speaking-from-beyond aspect almost seems superfluous. It’s more about those who have a desire to heal by any means necessary.
David Fear, Rolling Stone
A celebration of human empathy and the power of shared connection.
Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily
Wilson does something remarkable: unveiling the very human desires and drives that motivate us to reach out for something bigger than ourselves.
Alejandra Martinez, The Wrap
Deeply moving.
Jake Kring-Schreifels, The Film Stage
ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OUT OF SUNDANCE 2024. By diving into each psychic’s journey to the oft-mocked practice, as well as the clients’ desperate pleas for any semblance of closure, Wilson explores the grief and humanity of those who are left behind.
Jada Yuan and Sonia Rao, The Washington Post
Wilson makes movies with uncommon intimacy, paving cinematic paths of self-actualization. Look Into My Eyes signals an exciting step forward for Wilson, as she expands her gaze toward an entire community.
David Canfield, Vanity Fair
Perceptive documentarian Lana Wilson has an intellectually inquisitive touch regardless of whom she’s filming. With Look Into My Eyes, Wilson puts forth something that will make every New Yorker—or anyone who’s ever sat with unprocessed grief and suffering—feel a little less alone, a little more seen.
Tomris Laffly, Harper's Bazaar
Magnificent...alternately sobering and vital. What’s unquestionable about Look Into My Eyes is the ability of both the filmmaker, one of the best working today, and her subjects to make people feel less alone.
Stephen Saito, The Moveable Fest
Unfolds the grief, turmoil, and loneliness that come along with being a human. Wilson’s truly masterful work with Look Into My Eyes cements her as a powerhouse documentary filmmaker.
Sundance Film Festival