Based on Thierry Jonquet’s novella Mygale, The Skin I Live In stars Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Álamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, Bárbara Lennie 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 Skin I Live In premiered in competition at the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival to enthusiastic reviews, and sees Almodóvar tackle darker subject matter than what we’ve seen in previous years. However, by watching the trailer and admiring the all-together stunning poster, it seems he’s handled this transition with extreme solicitude.
Almodóvar’s latest will be released nationwide on August 26.
Check out the trailer and poster below:
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