After a few months of international trailers, an official U.S. preview for The Skin I Live In has arrived from Yahoo! (via /Film). Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, the horror drama stars Antonio Banderas as a plastic surgeon who conducts experiments in an attempt to create a new kind of skin. Everything we’ve seen from it has creeped the hell out of me; from the music to the design to that woman in that mask — it’s all rather strange.
If you’ve seen any of the other previews, this one doesn’t deliver anything all that new, but I still find myself fascinated by it every time something new comes along. Sony Pictures Classics is in something of a good position here, since they don’t have to worry about marketing it to wide audiences; they can basically do whatever they want, as evidenced by this music-filled trailer. If you find yourself intrigued by what’s shown here, then this may just be for you.
Watch the trailer below, and then read our review from Cannes:
You can also see a new poster below, which also comes from Yahoo!:
Plot: Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault.
In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed three more things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…
Also starring Elena Ayana, Marisa Paredes, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, and José Luis Gómez, The Skin I Live In will open in limited release on October 14th, after appearing at this year’s New York Film Festival.
Did you like this trailer? Has any of the marketing material made you interested thus far?