Ok, we can describe it as creepy, weird or disturbing, but I would really like to watch this movie right now! And yes, I’m talking about Pedro Almodovar‘s The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito) which will be premiered soon at the Cannes Film Festival In Competition.
Personally, I’m a huge fan of Almodovar and maybe I’m saying this because I’m biased, but one thing’s for sure, you can’t be indifferent or uninterested. You must adore his films or distraught by them – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, High Heels, Kika, Live Flesh, Volver – pure art!
No wonder Almodovar had already described the film as “a horror story without scream or frights.”
The reteaming of Almodovar and Antonio Banderas, after Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, which was released twenty years ago today, gives me a hope that The Skin I Live In will be a movie that can not be forgotten.
Ok, enough about me…I’ll let you decide for yourselves. 30 seconds should be enough for you (?). So, check it out!
So, here’s the official synopsis:
“Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault.
In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…”
Based on Thierry Jonquet’s 2005 novel Tarantula, The Skin I live In also stars Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa.
The Skin I Live In Teaser Trailer