Three clips and a second trailer have been released for Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito) by French distributor Pathe. I’m a huge fan of the director and I am really excited to see this film, despite what SOS contributor Eduardo Lucatero (who is one of our toughest critics) had to say about the picture in his daily Cannes report:
This year, however, definitely hasn’t lived up to the promise of its filmmakers. For his latest Cannes entry, El Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In), Pedro Almodóvar drops the melancholic lyricism of his past couple of works and went back to his usual model: a convoluted plot with a couple of ridiculous twists, gorgeous cinematography and art direction (and one of the greatest musical scores of his career, by regular Alberto Iglesias) but not much else. Elena Anaya is always a welcome presence, and here she does a good job playing a woman apparently kidnapped by an evil plastic surgeon, who is conducting experiments to create a human skin that is resistant to burns. As the back-stories grow elaborate enough to embarrass a Mexican soap, the viewer is left wondering if this is a comedy, a drama or an ad for Chanel.
So there is a lot of bad in his review but there is also a lot of good, and like I said he is pretty tough to impress. Check out the clips below. Enjoy!
Trailer via Twitch
Here is the official plot synopsis for the film:
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…
Via Trailer Addict