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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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Schedule change: The Skin I Live In on 20 May

The Skin I Live In

A changed to the advertised schedule: Pedro Almodovar‘s magnificient The Skin I Live In will replace the previously announced film, Snabba Cash.

Basically, Snabba Cash is being handled exclusively by The Weinstein Company and they’ve not replied to any of my emails to inquire about the rights to this film. And there appears to be no UK distributor or DVD contact for this film. It’s a great film, but trying to chase the Weinstein Company about is tiresome. So, it’s easier to replace it…

We’re replacing it with Pedro Almodovar’s brilliant The Skin I Live Inwhich reunites the director with Antonio Banderas, for the first time since 1990’s Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Here is the trailer for The Skin I Live In: 

The Skin I Live In is 15 cert and will be shown 20 May, 2012 at the Worcester Arts Workshop. The box office will open that evening at 7:00PM for a 7:30 film start. As always, Cafe Bliss will be open for pre-film drinks.

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