Sunday, July 22, 2012
#137: In My Skin (Marina de Van, 2002)
Much like the lead character's dissociation between mind and body, my own mind and body engaged in two completely different experiences while watching Marina de Van's 2002 French film In My Skin. My mind enjoyed and admired de Van's formal skills, dark humor, masterful audience manipulation, and confident construction of story and scenes. My body was a squirmy, stressed, battered ball of tension. A simultaneously enjoyable and unpleasant experience, a viewing of this film is something I hope you'll inflict on yourselves at some point in the near future.