Saturday, 27 August 2011

Turn Round

The Skin I live In (2011)
Chosen by me as I like to go to the cinema a lot and love Almodovar's films.

Another terrific, challenging movie from Pedro (slightly pretentiously credited as just Almodovar at the beginning).
Banderas is absolutely electrifying as the Frankenstein-esque Doctor, never losing a certain sympathy for his revenge tactics (even as we the audience find out something he doesn't know that places his actions in an even worse light).
Subtle yet powerful, the end is played at a whisper, with just two words that cuts before the more melodramatic moment is shown and leaves a strange, haunting quality that stays with you long after leaving the cinema.

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