SKINS (PIELES) (2017) by Eduardo Casanova
“There are people in the world who it’s better not see”
We can deploy the pink carpet, pink, to jut out with the young director Eduardo Casanova in this amazing roller coaster, Skins, the film. He and all controversy that precedes the film. He and this impossible poster, it is difficult to see firmly. When you see the poster you feel a chill. He and one of the best debut behind the camera in this century. Eduardo Casanova is backed by one of the best directors in this country, Álex de la Iglesia.
This is the story about people that have physical deformations. They are forced to stay at home, hide and join among with each other. Everyone look for a place in this world but above all they look for this person whit they can be themselves. But is more than this, is like a parable about the sentence “there’s a lid for every pot”. It is an invitation to the hope.
For this, him first movie, Casanova counts with friend that he worked like actor in the past and they are a great actors and actresses. All of them work very well in choral plots like this. Macarena Gómez, Carmen Machi, Secun de la Rosa, Candela Peña among others, but is very surprising meet with Jon Kortajarena, the fashion model, his performance is very solvent to be the first. They shine for themselves, make this more together. But there is one more player, the pink colour. The director says that chose this colour because is stigmatized, is a misunderstood colour like the characters.
I can’t forget to the soundtrack. It contributes a touch of poetry something surreal. Each song gives warmth and understanding.
If like the director admit and It was more difficult be behind the camera than be in front of the camera, the spectator doesn’t perceive in any moment. Only the humor is some clumsy, but come on! it is the first time. He says “you must watch this film because you haven’t seen anything like this before”
Traducido por: Iulia García.
Our rating: (4/5)