Pedro Almodóvar is heading to the Cannes Film Festival with his latest film The Skin That I Inhabit (La piel que habito) ready to screen. We posted one image before (seen above) but now the studio has released four new promotional photos for the picture which you can see below.
The film is a revenge picture loosely based on crime novelist Theirry Jonque‘s 2005 book “Tarantula.” Almodóvar describes his film as a “horror story without screams or shocks”. Almodóvar told the Spanish newspaper El Pais that the film is the “harshest he’s ever done and while it comes close to the terror genre, something that appeals to me that I’ve never done, I won’t respect any of its rules.”
Here’s a brief plot synopsis:
“The film follows a plastic surgeon’s revenge on the man who raped his daughter…this is a film that has a loathsome protagonist who, while seeking justice for his daughter, keeps his wife imprisoned and subjects her to humiliating sexual acts with strangers.”
Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya (Sex and Lucia) and Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa make up the prinsipal cast.
The film has already been picked up last fall by Sony Pictures Classics, continuing their long-standing relationship with the director .
via The Playlist.