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Pieles

Runtime:
77 min.
Year of Production:
2017
Country:
Spain
Director:
Cast:
Ana Polvorosa
Candela Peña
Carmen Machi
Macarena Gómez
Jon Kortajarena
Production Company:
Pokeepsie Films
Berlinale Section:
Panorama
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Samantha, Guille, Ana and Cristian all have something in common – and yet they couldn’t be more diverse. Their bodies are different to those of other people; be it the mouth, the left side of the face, the texture of the skin or the feeling that your legs don’t belong to your body. They all live and love hidden away in strangely artificial interiors. As ‘freaks’, they rarely go out onto the street. A confrontation with the rest of the world could have fatal consequences. Director Eduardo Casanova’s strictly symmetrical, pink and purple world is populated by ‘deformed’ people that include the fat, the small, and a woman born without eyes who works as a sex worker.
Spanish director Casanova’s episodic feature-length debut is an extension of his previous shorts. Making use of deliberately artificial images he explores the lives of those who, living on the margins of society, are rarely granted places in which they feel secure. However, their situation is not as hopeless as it at first seems, and beauty is a term that is redefined at least once during the course of the film.

BIOGRAFIE Eduardo Casanova

Born in Madrid, Spain in 1991, he believes that filmmaking is the cause and also the solution to all his problems. At the age of 12 he began working as an actor on the hit Spanish television series ‘Aída’. During the 11 years that the series ran, he also appeared in films and in stage roles. At 17 he wrote, directed and produced his first short film. He is also a director of music videos and commercials.

FILMOGRAFIE Eduardo Casanova (selection)

2017 Pieles  2016 Fidel  2015 La misma piel  2015 Eat My Shit  2014 La hora del bano  2013 Amor de Madre  2013 Fumando Espero  2009 Ansiedad 

Eduardo Casanova IMDb
Interview with Eduardo Casanova
QUEER ACADEMY Panel with Eduardo Casanova & Shu Lea Cheang
Trailer

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