Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Skin I Live In Review - 3 Stars

Oh Lordy what a weird delight!  The great Antonio Banderas plays a plastic surgeon who keeps a patient under lock and key, testing a new synthetic skin on her.  Gradually we back up six years to understand what leads to this strange story involving a dead wife and daughter, grief, love, and stone cold revenge   In Spanish with subtitles directed by the great Pedro Aldomovar.  Whatever you call it—drama, science fiction, horror—the result fascinates.  A wild ride for foreign film fans.  In Spanish with subtitles.   Does it deliver what it promises?  Fascinating mix of horror, sci fi, love and revenge.  Is it entertaining? A mind bender.  Is it worth the price of admission.  This one will stay with you.