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Pedro Almodóvar’s “The Skin I Live In” Gets UK Release Date

Every country with a film industry that thrives worldwide has there  big names and iconic directors, Spain is no different. Before the shinning lights of Hollywood shown in Antonio Banderas eyes he was like every other aspiring actor wanted the big break but he had to learn his trade in his native land and he learned well under the iconic filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. Roll on 20 years and the pair are working together again in a chilling horror THE SKIN I LIVE IN.

Today 20 th Century Fox have sent us the news that the movie will be released in the UK and will be released on August 26th, before its UK release the movie will make its world premiere at next month’s 64th Cannes Film Festival.Check out the synopsis,  offical press release below along with the movies first offical image.

THE SKIN I LIVE IN (La piel que habito) also stars Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Bárbara Lennie, Blanca Suárez and Fernando Cayo.

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…

Press Release:

Acclaimed Spanish writer/director Pedro Almodóvar returns with his latest film THE SKIN I LIVE IN, reuniting him with three of his previous collaborators: Antonio Banderas (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down), Elena Anaya (Talk to Her) and Marisa Paredes (All About My Mother, Talk to Her, The Flower of My Secret). The film is produced by Agustín Almodóvar (Broken Embraces, Bad Education) and features music by Alberto Iglesias (Broken Embraces, Volver).

Twentieth Century Fox will release THE SKIN I LIVE IN for Pathé in the UK on 26 August 2011, following its world premiere in competition at the 64th Cannes International Film Festival.


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