Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodovar, 2011) 15 cert.

In a change to the previously announced schedule, Splendid Cinema winds up our very successful 2011/12 year with a screening of Pedro Almodovar‘s recent film The Skin I Live In/La piel que habito on 20 May, 2012 at the Worcester Arts Workshop.

The Skin I Live In reunites the great Almodovar with Hollywood superstar Antonio Banderas. The two had worked together regularly in the 1980s, ostensibly one making a star of the other, in films like Labyrinth of Passion/Laberinto de pasiones  (1982), Matador (1986), Law of Desire (1987), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990).

Almodovar’s latest film is both an art-house meditation on the relationship between science and the scientist’s ego and, by the time we get to the film’s conclusion, a highly compelling horror-science fiction flick. Banderas plays Dr. Robert Ledgard, a highly respected plastic surgeon who is well on his way to developing synthetic  human skin and the gorgeous Elena Anya plays Ledgard’s enigmatic patient who seems to be both the famed doctor’s inspiration and prisoner.

Included into the mix is the array of typical Almodovar characters and gender-bending exploration which have identified his cinema since the very beginning.

All films are screened at the Worcester Arts workshop (21 Sansome Street, Worcester). Tickets are £5 on the door. Box office opens at 7:00, and the film starts at 7:30. Café Bliss is also open for a pre-show treat. For more information on any our films, please contact Mikel Koven at splendidcinema@live.co.uk or look us on Facebook.

 

The Skin I Live In/La piel que habito (Spain, 2011, Pedro Almodovar) 115 min. 15 cert.

20 May, 2012 @ 19:30

Tickets £5 on the door

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

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