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TIFF Watch: Pedro Almodóvar’s “The Skin I Live In”

Antonio Banderas stars as a plastic surgeon obsessed with a young woman in director Pedro Almodóvar's latest

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The new trailer for Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In has been released, and it looks just as dark and gorgeous as promised. The film, which made its debut at Cannes, is about a tortured plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) who performs experimental skin grafts on a woman (Elena Anaya) he keeps imprisoned and under surveillance in his house. Because this is Almodóvar, captor and prisoner are also lovers. The new trailer doesn’t give much away, but it still showcases some of the director’s usual trademarks: all-consuming obsession, a twisted romance, an even more twisted plot, and costumes that could have only been dreamed up by Jean Paul Gaultier. It’s being touted as Almodóvar’s creepiest work to date, which is definitely saying something – and luckily for us, it’s coming to TIFF this fall.


Watch Now: ‘The Skin I Live In’ trailer