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The skin I live in

The new Almodovar is here
Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, and Jan Cornet
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

It would be criminal to discuss the plot of Pedro Almodóvar’s new film, “The Skin I Live In,” in any linear or sensible fashion, for it would ruin the sick joke he’s setting us up for. The best way to describe it is to lay out the unsettling images and metaphors Almodóvar fills the screen with for about an hour, after which, through assorted flashbacks, he gradually starts to link all the ... more >

Pedro Almodóvar

At the New York Film Festival

Pedro Almodóvar's “The Skin I Live In,” which opens Friday, continues the theme of captivity and powerlessness—whether experienced through a coma, a kidnapping or a permanent, paralyzing handicap—that has permeated films like “Talk to Her,” “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” and “Live Flesh.” Whether they're deranged or romantic, farcical or tragic, Almodóvar's movies always combine melodramatic stories ... more >