Peculiar Anatomic Poster for Almodóvar's 'The Skin That I Inhabit'
¿Que tal llevar no piel? I was emailed by a reader from Spain today linking me to this odd teaser poster for Pedro Almodóvar's new film The Skin That I Inhabit, which is the literal translation of the Spanish title La Piel que Habito (even though I've seen it as The Skin I Live In elsewhere). The first still, seen above, was released a couple of months ago, but Spanish newspaper El Pais (via The Playlist) has revealed the first full teaser poster for The Skin That I Inhabit with Antonio Banderas and it's a bit odd - peculiar really is the best way to describe it. It honestly kind of reminds me of a science text book from high school. Take a look!
Why all this anatomical/creepy imagery? What's it about? Based on Thierry Jonquet's Mygale, this revenge tale tells the story of a plastic surgeon, played by Banderas (reuniting after 20 years with Almodóvar after working on Tie Me Up! Time Me Down! in 1990), seeking revenge on the men who raped his daughter. But apparently it's much more than that - while seeking justice, he keeps his wife imprisoned and subjects her to humiliating sex acts with strangers. Uh wow okay? This is Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's latest film following Broken Embraces, and we expect it to premiere at Cannes in the summer. Is anyone interested?