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The Skin I Live In — March 10

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The Skin I Live In

Saturday, March 10

7:30pm

Donald L. Oat Theater

Suggested Donation: $7.00

A Pedro Almodovar movie starring Antonio Bandaras and Elena Anaya

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 in his own laboratory, a skin that is sensitive to caresses, but a real shield against all the aggressions, both external and internal, to which our largest organ is submitted. To obtain it, he has used the possibilities provided by cellular therapy.
In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a human guinea pig, an accomplice and no scruples. Scruples were never a problem, they weren’t part of his character. 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…
Over the course of each year, dozens of young people of both sexes disappear from their homes, in many cases of their own will. One of those young people will end up sharing the splendid mansion, El Cigarral, with Robert and Marilia, and will be doing so unwillingly.

Official Selection:
2011 Cannes Film Festival
2011 Toronto International Film Festival
2011 New York Film Festival

Rated R

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