Tomorrow night (Wednesday 7:30pm) Portsmouth Film Society presents ‘The Skin I Live In’ by Pedro Almodóvar. Almodóvar’s latest film is a bizarre and stylish thriller and will be shown at Boathouse No 6 Cinema at the Royal Naval Dockyard.
Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, (Antonio Banderas) 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 three more things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig.
“The Skin I Live In feels unlike any other Almodovar film – a quasi-horror exercise that’s improbably august and elegant. Yet it’s also uncannily familiar – an Almodovar film to the hilt.” (Jonathon Romney, The Independent 28. Aug. 2011)
With an opening talk by Dr Deborah Shaw, Film Studies lecturer at the University of Portsmouth.
Kindly supported by the School of Creative Arts Film and Media, Portsmouth University. Entry is free for SCAFM students.