After the curious synopsis and the bizarre trailer, I'm pretty interested in THE SKIN I LIVE IN (formerly known as THE SKIN I INHABIT). IndieWire got their hands on a few new stills from the upcoming Spanish thriller, so check them out.
The film is written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, as adapted from Thierry Jonque's 2005 novel, Tarantula. It's currently premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. Sony Picture Classics will release it in U.S. theaters come November.
THE SKIN I LIVE IN stars Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya (below), Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa.
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...