The Skin I live In is a new Spanish drama thriller film directed by Pedro Almodovar, starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Maris Paredes and is loosely based on Thierry Jonquet’s novel Tarantula.
The plot is based around eminent Plastic Surgeon, Dr Robert Ledgard’s (Banderas) wife, who is seriously injured in a car crash and eventually dies from horrific burns. After 12 long and extensive years, Ledgard manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault and is also sensitive to touch and resistant to fire. Naturally, his medical colleagues are both jealous and troubled that in a ruthless search for success and revenge his efforts are somewhat taking him into unethical areas, and the premise of the movie begins.
I won’t give too much away but it’s fair to say that The skin I live In is a skilful piece of storytelling that challenges everyday life and personal conduct. Coming soon to theatres in October.