In My Skin
Dans ma peau
Marina de Van explores self-destruction through this close-up body horror.
Marina de Van
Marina de Van, Laurent Lucas, Léa Drucker
France 2000. 95min
After a car accident, a Parisian marketeer (de Van) becomes obsessed with self-harm; the dissociation of her character with herself manifesting as an inability to feel pain or pleasure. Marina de Van – who writes, directs and stars in the film – digs into the grossness of the body in excruciating close-ups, crafting a melancholic body-horror.
Contains scenes of self-harm and mutilation that some viewers may find distressing.
The screening on Saturday 7 May will be introduced by Catherine Wheatley, King’s College London.