Wednesday evening saw the opening of Film 4 Summer screening at Somerset House in London. The films who came along to the fantastic surrounding were treated to UK Premier and what a premier they watch, Pedro Almodovar‘s SKIN I LIVE IN with the iconic filmmaker in attendance along with the movie’s leading lady Elena Anaya.
From the recent Spanish full trailer we do get a better sense of what the movie is all about (the teasers were intriguing though) the dark twisted plot which lays ahead of the viewer. It is always tempting to read a little more on what you may expect and its common knowledge there is a twist in the middle of the movie, yes you maybe confused but like Almodovar we ask you dont read too much as everything becomes clearer at the end. The Peoples Movie Pierre was fortunate last week to watch a press screening and he returned with a glowing report but refused to reveal anything more in the sake of ruining my own enjoyment apart from SKIN I LIVE IN will be one of the best movies you will enjoy this year!
Pathe Distribution have tonight sent us a video report from the Premier which we hear Almodovar, Anaya talk about the movie
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…
THE SKIN I LIVE IN will be released in UK &Ireland on August 26th.