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TEMPLE CINEMA SEASON 5: The Skin I Live In
February 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Cinema returns to the hidden Masonic Temple at Andaz London for another season of chilling cinematic classics. Taking place in London’s most eerie, atmospheric and secret venue, Temple Cinema Season 5: Tainted Love presents four films that promise to make you sweat.
Don’t miss the chance to see these lascivious films in the spectacular confines of a marble lined, Greek-style Masonic Temple. Tickets priced at £15 including free drink + popcorn, with £35 two-course dining tickets also available.
The Skin I Live In, dir. Pedro Almodovar (2011) – Tuesday 27th February
Antonio Banderas and Pedro Almodovar reconnect after a 20-year hiatus to tell the story of twisted plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard, who is experimenting in cultivating resistant artificial skin, using a young woman named Vera (a sensational Elena Anaya) as a guinea pig, captive in his private estate.
Disclosing anything more would ruin what is an utterly disturbing yet genius film, with a staggering plot twist. Almodovar is a master in creating the sort of tension you can cut with a knife (pun intended), and he does so skillfully in The Skin I Live In, a morbid yet tantalizing film that makes you feel like you too are trapped within an artificial, synthetic body.