Directed by Spanish visionary Pedro Almodóvar, The Skin I Live in stars Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Bárbara Lennie, Blanca Suárez and Fernando Cayo.
Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Banderas), 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…
The trailer may not be any longer than the brief clip that was released before The Skin I Live In’s Cannes debut, but it does provide a savvy insight into what looks like a wildly fascinating, and darkly thrilling piece of cinema from a wildly celebrated director.
The Skin I Live In hits UK cinemas on August 26.
Check out the new French teaser trailer below: