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"The Skin I Live In": Pedro Almodovar's last film is also a French novel

Pedro Almodovar's last master-work has just appeared on South African cinema screens. Following a terrifying plot of hatred and revenge, “The Skin I Live In” is also an original film that raises the contemporary issues of gender crossing and genetic manipulation. Antonio Banderas is at his best as a brilliant plastic surgeon haunted by his chaotic familial past, and the gorgeous Elena Anaya marches in the footsteps of Penelope Cruz, showing that Spain is full of promising talents. But few knows that this tormented story set in contemporary Spain is actually based on a French crime-novel of the late Thierry Jonquet, a master of the genre. Written in the eighties, “Mygale” has been acclaimed as a turning point of the French crime-writing, both for its visionary plot (genetic experiment and trans-gender issues were not yet the hot topics they eventually became) and its frightening depiction of cold-blooded characters obsessed by their own will, ready to breach any rule or law to satisfy their gruesome desires. Having seen Almodovar's new film or not, don't miss “Mygale” that awaits you at Dibuka and in many other French media centres across the country!

Cinema & Media - Cinema

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    MyFrenchFilmFestival 10th edition

    The cosiest film festival is back in South Africa from 16 January to 16 February! After 10 million streams recorded across 200 territories in 2019, MyFrenchFilmFestival, the first online French film festival will be back on 16 January for its 10th edition. Across the globe, and from the comfort of… Read more
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    French film Les Misérables to premiere at the European Film Festival

    The French Institute of South Africa is pleased to announce that Les Misérables, which won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, will be opening the European Film Festival on Friday 29 November. The film won Best International Feature Film at the Durban International Film Festival in July.… Read more
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    MyFrenchFilmFestival.com - 9th edition

    MyFrenchFilmFestival 9th edition18 January – 18 February 2019 All of you French film lovers out there, the wait is finally over! MyFrenchFilmFestival, the world's first online French film festival, is back from 18 January to 18 February 2019. For a whole month, enjoy a selection of the best French… Read more


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