Marina de Van, a frequent collaborator of director François Ozon’s (she co-wrote several films with him, in addition to starring in See the Sea and Sitcom), makes her feature directorial debut with In My Skin, which she also wrote.
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Une authentique séssion de sadomasoquisme cinématographique. I grasped my arms and legs a generous 100 times in the last hour and a half. That's what generally happens when the subject mutilation, cannibalism or any other kind of graphic physical violence is depicted and I'm there to watch. I don't think I'll ever watch it again, but I enjoyed it. In the less twisted side of the word.
Although not a great film, it was still quite intriguing. I would've awarded it another star if it wasn't for such an anti-climactic and annoying final 5 minutes. Still, a brave piece of work despite it's numerous flaws.
Un inquietante thriller, tan repulsivo como fascinante, que marcò el debut como realizadora de Marina De Van alla por el 2003. Escatologia, escenas de explicito contenido gore y una reflexiòn sobre la crisis de la pareja del nuevo milenio son los ingredientes de esta cinta que parece, por momentos, una cruza entre el cine de David Cronenberg con la clasica Night of the living dead de George A. Romero. Indispensable
I find it sad that many dismiss this as the 'crazy chick who eats herself' movie, when to me it's the ultimate feminist horror. When everything about a culture insidiously shames, commodifies, disciplines, disembodies, sexualises and savages the primal self, the ultimate love story is not of externally defined partnership, but of self-reclamation by any and all means. De Van says this wordlessly, brutally, perfectly.
Interesting movie that borders on greatness and boredom and the same time. I´ve only seen it once and I guess it might need a second viewing. Still the acting and direction is solid but the writing was a bit uneven and in the end left me wanting more.