must see: la piel que habito


The movie of the year for me was Pedro Almodóvar’s latest la piel que habito – the skin I live in. I watched it a few days ago and it has been haunting me ever since.

I’m a long time fan of Almodóvar’s work and this was no exception. It’s very difficult to explain it, the less you know going in, the better. I can’t even tell you the genre, it’s drama, thriller, horror, sci-fi all in one. Stunning visuals and a story that will shock you.

A brilliant plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) has developed a new impenetrable skin by experimenting with a beautiful woman (Elena Anaya) who is his personal guinea pig locked up in a room in his house. The surgeon is haunted by past tragedies and therefore has no morals whatsoever. Rated R.

I can’t tell you any more – find out for yourself.