Pieles (Skins) is a visually stunning, unsettling first feature about disfigured individuals is a wonderfully subversive and utterly moving piece of cinema.
A pregnant dwarf,
a boy who thinks he’s a mermaid, a prostitute without
eyes, a hopeless romantic with half her face melting off
her skull and a lady with an anus in her face instead of a
mouth - all of them look for love and a place in society.
They all live and love hidden away in strangely artificial
interiors. As ‘freaks’, they rarely go out onto the street.
A confrontation with the rest of the world could have
fatal consequences. Pieles is a wonderfully subversive
and utterly moving piece of cinema.
Premiere will be followed by a Q&A with director Eduardo Casanova and actress Carolina Bang.