The skin I live in is the new movie directed by Pedro Almodóvar who, for the first time in twenty years, cooperates with Antonio Banderas. It has been presented in Cannes.
The movie is based on the novel by Thierry Jonquet, Tarantula (aka Mygale). It tells about the ambitious plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), whose wife was burned in an accident. This leads him to try to synthesize a new form of human skin. His test subject is a prisoner in his mansion, Vera Cruz. She wears a skin-tight bodysuit while doing yoga. The reasons for her captivity are not really clear but her beauty and mannerisms hide a deep pain that all stems from experiments conducted by Dr. Ledgard. When the son of Vera arrives to the mansion trying to hide from the police, it unchains a series of events that will lead to the true identity of Vera.
The movie will be released later this year in the USA, but there are some clips already available. Here goes one:
It seems it’s a medical/horror movie but, as the same Almódovar says “without screams or frights” and mixed with irreverent humor.