The Next Skin

La propera pell

Spain, Switzerland 2016
In Catalan, Spanish and French with English subtitles
103 min
For audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Isa Campo & Isaki Lacuesta
Screenplay: Isaki Lacuesta, Isa Campo, Fran Araújo
Cast: Àlex Monner, Emma Suárez, Bruno Todeschini, Sergi López
Production: Oriol Maymó, Rafael Portela, Dan Wechsler, Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta / Corte y Confeccion de Peliculas, Sentido Films, La Termita Films, Bord Cadre Films
Print Source: Corte y Confeccion de Peliculas

A teenager who went missing and was presumed dead returns home after eight years to find a family deeply affected by his disappearance. Gradually, doubts arise about whether he really is the missing boy or an impostor.

The Next Skin is a film that leaves us with food for thought long after the credits finish rolling: after having their senses wowed, viewers will spend hours trying to digest, absorb and break down the different levels and piece together the puzzle to give meaning to the images, sounds and behaviour of the characters they’ve watched closely throughout the film, like a detective trying to find out who’s lying and why. Film was shown in competition at the 19th Málaga Spanish Film Festival, where it was naturally highly anticipated.

Alfonso Rivera, Cineuropa