Cannes 2011: New Pics From Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’
Cannes 2011 begins in less than a month and sadly I will not be able to attend. However that won’t stop me from posting news from the movies to be screened at the event. Pedro Almodóvar‘s The Skin I Live In is up in competition slot and has quickly made it’s way up my list of most anticipated films of 2011. Some new images from the film arrived over at Bleeding Cool and they look spectacular.
The Skin I Live In stars Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa. Longtime collaborato composer Alberto Iglesias, as well as Almodovar’s usual DoP Jose Luis Alcaine and editor José Salcedo are once again onboard.
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.”
The Cannes Film Festival begins on May 11th.