The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito): Cannes 2011 Review
Antonio Banderas stars as a mad scientist/plastic surgeon in the Spanish director's latest exploration of identity, anxiety and betrayal, writes Kirk Honeycutt.
CANNES -- As implausible as it might seem, the cinema world of Pedro Almodóvar just got stranger in The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito). Along with such usual Almodóvar obsessions as betrayal, anxiety, loneliness, sexual identity and death, the Spanish director has added a science-fiction element that verges on horror. But like many lab experiments, this melodramatic hybrid makes for an unstable fusion. Only someone as talented as Almodóvar could have mixed such elements without blowing up an entire movie.
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