Focal Point – The Skin I Live In (2011)
‘The Skin I Live In’ is a 2011 Spanish thriller film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, and Roberto Álamo. The film is based on Thierry Jonquet’s novel Mygale, first published in French and then in English under the title Tarantula.
Anaya received the Goya Award for Best Actress. The film won Best Film Not in the English Language at the 65th British Academy Film Awards; in previous years Almodóvar won that same award for his 1999 film All About My Mother and his 2002 film Talk to Her. It also won awards from the following – Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2011, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2011, Prix Vulcain de l’Artiste Technicien.
The film premiered in May 2011 in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, and won Best Film Not in the English Language at the 65th British Academy Film Awards. It holds a whopping 81% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while the audience rating is even higher at 84%.
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