Cine-Club: La Piel que Habito (The Skin I Live In)

  • Film
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Thu, June 20, 2013
  • 6:30 pm
Cine-Club: La Piel que Habito (The Skin I Live In)

Golden Globe Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, The Skin I Live In is considered an Almodóvar masterpiece.

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 a further three 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…

La Piel que Habito (The Skin I Live In)

  • Drama, Spain, 2011, 120 minutos. Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Produced by Pedro Almodóvar, Agustón Almodóvar and Esther García. Cast: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Álamo, Blanco Suárez, Eduard Fernández, Susi Sánchez, Bárbara Lennie, Ferando Cayo, José Luis Gómez. Music by Alberto Iglesias. Cinematography by José Luis Alcaine. Film Editing by José Salcedo. Costume Design by Paco Delgado.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.


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Embassy of Spain‎, 2375 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20037


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With the collaboration of EGEDA US. As part of the Ibero-American Film Showcase 2013.



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