CANNES 2011: Pedro Almodovar’s SKIN I LIVE IN Get’s First Teaser Trailer
He is one of cinema’s most celebrated contemporary filmmakers, Pedro Almodovar, and he returns in style at next week’s Cannes Film Festival with his latest creation, THE SKIN I LIVE IN (La Piel Que Habito). This is a first for the Spanish auteur, delving into the twisted world of horror thriller. It has Antonio Banderas teaming up with the man who gave him his spotlight; in a story of a plastic surgeon who carries out a vendetta against the man who raped his daughter.
After watching filmmakers make a safe haven of themselves in certain movie genres, it is refreshing to see an iconic director try his luck at something new; a true test of their ability. But, this is Almodovar and you can say it’s a safe bet that this will live up to the standards expected from the man. It will probably be in contention for Palm D’or too. What’s also great to see is a movie that stars Antonio Banderas, that people may care actually about. The once world megastar has let himself go a bit with too many bad movies; so sometimes it is great for a fallen star to go back to where it all started and kick it off again.
The movie will play on Croisette in Cannes and 20th Century Fox/Pathe will be releasing this movie in the UK & Ireland on August 26th, with Sony Picture Classics releasing it Stateside in November. This will most likely be an Oscar contender even if the movie does end up being a disaster.
THE SKIN I LIVE IN(La piel que habito) also stars Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Bárbara Lennie, Blanca Suárez 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…
Posted on May 8, 2011, in arthouse, articles, cinemas, film festival, films, horror, independant, movies, news, news & Gossip, PEOPLE, previews, thriller, trailers, Uncategorized, updates and tagged Antonio Banderas, cannes film festival 2011, movie news, Pedro Almodóvar, spain, the skin i live in, trailer. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.