n°274/ Under Her Skin

May 2017

by Nathalie Azoulai

The president of 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has obsessions about women, which is basically the case of most of the greatest movies directors -Hitchcock, Allen, De Palma, Antonioni etc. But none of them ever focused on female bodies the way he does, with both Goya-like « majas desnudas » or female Christs that would be taken down from the cross. Obsessed with flesh, skin, all layers that keep him far from women’s interiors.

 Pedro Almodovar