When Pedro Almodóvar unveiled “The Skin I Live In” at the Cannes Film Festival, the buzz was it lived up to its creepy title as the auteur’s most twisted work to date.
Well, now we have proof. With today’s announcement that it will play at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, the thriller’s full-length Spanish-language trailer has dropped — and it’s a head scratcher.
“The Skin I Live In” is a revenge tale that concerns a plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) invested in creating a new skin that could have saved the life of his wife, who burned to death in a car crash. After 12 years, he has finally succeeded.
Here’s a rough translation of the trailer’s captions:
There are people obsessed with other people… people who are born with bad luck. And they are the reason that humanity evolves… people who abuse their power… people who have been born to fight… people who live in their violent world and are born TO SURVIVE.
Naturally, the trailer is a tad twisted and doesn’t reveal much beyond lot of imagery, which is beautiful (it’s Almodóvar, people). The most surprising aspect is the electronic beat-driven score that pulses throughout. We’ll have to wait and see if the film employs a similar soundtrack.
It opens in limited release on October 14 through Sony Pictures Classics.