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