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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!

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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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    39th Durban International Film Festival - The French films programme

    DISCOVER THE FRENCH FILMS OF THE 39TH DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL For its 39th edition, the Durban International Film Festival will screen 185 films of all genres from July 19 to 29, 2018. At the heart of this year's programming are current international issues, with particular emphasis on… Read more
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    European Film Festival 2018 - 5th Edition

    European Film Festival 201822 June - 1 July JHB / PTA / CPT & NAF The best of European cinema is back in South Africa for a 5th year! European Film Festival runs from 22 June to 1 July 2018 at Cinema Nouveau: Rosebank, Brooklyn and V&A Waterfront and will showcase ten films selected from Austria,… Read more


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