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Indie Roundup: ‘The Skin I Live In’

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar is one of the few directors out there — like Fellini, Kubrick, and Ozu — whose films you can identify from a single still. He populates his movies with bright colors and a heavy dose of kitsch. And they’re always gorgeous. His stories are often deliciously over-the-top melodramas involving sex, desire, revenge, family betrayals, and gender confusion. It’s a combination that has made him hugely popular abroad. Almodovar is the most successful non-English language director in the world.

His latest movie, “The Skin I Live In,” which opens in selected cities this week, has all the trademarks of an Almodovar film but is all together a darker, chillier work. Continue reading ‘Indie Roundup: ‘The Skin I Live In’’


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