The Skin I Live In

Whilst browsing IMDb for future film releases, I'm visually detained by a photograph that immediately entices a spark of interest in me. The unmistakable Antonio Banderas is quickly recognized, exuding a seemingly timid disposition. He's standing behind a bald headed woman wearing a prosthetic mask. There are lines carefully sketched onto her body as meat ready to be chop. Her eyes are wide open, holding a certain level of fear. 
The striking photograph is the poster of the new film, "La Piel Que Habito" (The Skin I Live In), by august Spanish maestro (and one of my favorites) Pedro Almodovar. 

The official trailer in Spanish (above) depicts a tortured and demented plot, just as how Pedro's films go. In case you have no dominance of the Spanish language, peep this trailer (it might just make more sense). The IMDb synopsis explains, "A brilliant plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas), haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: A mysterious and volatile woman (Elena Ayana) who hold the key to his obsession". Sounds like a Telemundo soap opera to me. Intriguing nonetheless. 

Althoug the film, which debuts on October 12th during the New York Film Festival, will suffer from a limited viewership in The States, it does not take away from the artistry of story telling, if judged by the few minutes of trailer footage. Also, very important, Antonio Banderaaaassssss is in it. Enough said. 

Peep this shot of Pedro (in Prada SS 2011) holding Banderas in his arms during this year's Cannes. 


lorenabr said...

I think it will be an interesting movie! I want to watch it!

abradley said...

I rented this movie last week from netflix LOVED IT !!! Pedro is a true artist.