Pedro Almodóvar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN

skin-poster3.jpgThe buzz around Cannes this year hasn't all been surrounding a certain dogmatic filmmaker. Critics are shifting their attention towards Spanish filmmaker (and my personal fave) Pedro Almodóvar's latest "horror film without screams or frights," The Skin I Live In. Adapted from Thierry Jonquet's novel, Tarantula, it's a tale of plastic surgery obsession gone awry, and in literary form at least, is described as a "poisoned bonbon" of a story. Um, yes please!

The film reunites Almodóvar with former male muse, Antonio Banderas, whose career he launched back in the late 1980s and with whom he hasn't worked in 21 years. Cannes critics suggest not letting anyone tell you much about it (which defeats the purpose of a review telling you all about it then I guess), and most have praised both the "magnificent" direction and "creepy" turn by Banderas. Unfortunately, we have to wait until November for this goodness, but here are a few photos and a trailer to tantalize us until then.




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