Pedro Almodóvar’s newest film, The Skin I Live In, is making its North American debut at TIFF. The film stars Spanish actors Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya. It is the first time in more than 20 years that Banderas has starred in a film by the legendary Spanish director.
Some are calling Almodóvar’s latest feature his most deranged.
The film is based on Thierry Jonquet’s novel Tarantula. The plot follows a mad but immensely gifted plastic surgeon who performs experiments on an unwilling subject. Revealing exactly what those experiments are would give away the plot, but the movie will be of particular interest to the trans community.
The film is expected to get a wide release later this fall. Its final screening at TIFF is on Sept 17. For a complete schedule of TIFF films, click here.