The Skin I Live In Made of Oscar Gold?
The Skin I Live In is an odd looking film. There may just be a method to its madness, however, as it could very well be bringing home some gold in the near future. Read on for the gory details.
According to Variety Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In has made the Spanish Academy's three-film shortlist for its foreign-language Oscar contender. The film faces off with Agusti Villaronga's Black Bread and Benito Zambrano's The Sleeping Voice.
In a statement after the shortlist was known, Almodovar said that the selection demonstrated Spanish cinema's variety and that the Spanish Academy's final choice of its foreign-language Oscar contender was absolutely unpredictable.
Look for it in theatres on October 7th via Sony Pictures Classics.
"The film will be a terror film, without screams or scares," said Almodovar in a previous interview. "It's difficult to define, and although it comes close to the terror genre -- something that appeals to me that I've never done -- I won't respect any of its rules. It's the harshest film I've ever written, and Banderas' character is brutal."
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 ...
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