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In Spanish with English subtitles
For audiences aged 16 and above
|Movies have often reminded us that physical beauty and ugliness are only superficial, but Spaniard Eduardo Casanova's debut Skins makes the point in a distinctive and entertaining way. Fusing the bright, kitsch colors of early Almodovar with John Waters' transgressive love of the forbidden, this series of interlocking stories about folks with physical differences seeking their place in the world has the virtue - especially rare in Spanish cinema - of introducing the viewer to a new, off-kilter world. Though it lacks depth and is sometimes clunky, the film is persuasive and thought-provoking for as long as it lasts. On this evidence, TV actor Casanovas, just 25, has found a theme with powerful possibilities for future works with more nuance and shade.
Jonathan Holland / The Hollywood Reporter
Director: Eduardo Casanova
Eduardo Casanova (born in 1991) is a Spanish director and actor who began his acting career already at the age of 12. Skins is his debut feature film and it premiered at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival.
|Screenplay: Eduardo Casanova
Cast: Ana Polvorosa, Candela Peña, Carmen Machi, Macarena Gómez, Secun de la Rosa, Jon Kortajarena
Production: Álex de la Iglesia, Carolina Bang & Kiko Martínez / Pokeepsie Films & Nadie es perfecto
Sales: Film Factory Entertainment