I’ve recently been in the mood to watch some foreign films. So I asked my friend, Michelle, to send me a list of recommended films because I know she’s cultured like that. And so I have been participating in a private foreign film festival, with fellow eager beaver, Noluthando.
Then I got to Spanish film, La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In). IMDB describes it as:
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
I somehow feel that this description doesn’t even begin to describe what the story is really about. It’s somewhat of a second storyline that becomes non-existent thirty minutes into the movie
There’s a twist that I cannot reveal because I really need for you to watch this film.
It was a confusing and a little bit of a disturbing film.
Disturbing because a deranged “tiger” (who is really a human on the run from the law) who licks TV screens and has scars on his face that could haunt you in your sleep.
Confusing because the story jumps through time, and so much happens. Well, maybe because I didn’t really focus (because it all seemed to make perfect sense when I watched it the second time).
Any way, here is a trailer. Hopefully, it will convince you if I haven’t already. Although it’s a really bad trailer lol
UPDATE: I have no yet seen this films but I intend to soon soon. In the mean time, The Bioscope is showing a Mystery Hitchcock film. Any of his movies will do. He was a genius.
My Vimeo Week: Day 4 & 5 with a bonus.
Hitchcock. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, enough said.
The Day He Arrives. Absolutely beautiful trailer but tells me nothing about the movie. I don’t mind.
Robot & Frank. Delightful story of friendship, with a twist.
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Oscars are coming on the 24th of February, so why not feast yourselves in these titles. Decide for yourself if the movies stayed true and judge who really deserves the Academy Award for Best Picture 2013.
Book release date: 1 February 2013
Movie release date: 1 February 2013
Why should a financial engineer be paid four times to 100 times more than a real engineer? A real engineer build bridges. A financial engineer build dreams. And, you know, when those dreams turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it.
I am told that Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a terrible film yet those same people who say that tell me that I should watch it, if only for the 3D effects that make it the box office hit it has become.
That what I did with Avatar, I almost slept in the movie theatre. Special effects is definitely not enough to make me want to see a movie, well except for The Matrix (only the first one) and it’s CGI. But 3D wasn’t a new concept, but just a new-ish concept in film.
Off topic. Concerning CGI and stunts.