This film was written, directed and stars Marina de Van and it’s a very disturbing ride. In My Skin tackles the idea of beauty and what it constitutes that in one’s own mind. If you have a weak stomach, be aware this may not be the movie for you.
Beautiful, and with a loving boyfriend by her side, the Parisian marketing consultant, Esther, is a successful young woman who seems satisfied with her life, until a profound laceration in her leg caught her attention. Indeed, underneath this elaborate façade, Esther conceals a more compulsive self, who, little by little, begins to develop an enthralling and equally compelling fascination for the taste of her flesh, burrowing deeper and deeper into an unknown realm of self-mutilation and dreadful cannibalistic pleasure. Now–as the blind primitive impulses devour Esther–her ever-growing fits of fetishistic self-consuming rage, inevitably, will become noticeable to everyone, and above all, to her worried boyfriend. However, he, too, stands powerless before troubled Esther’s unsatisfied cravings. How deep must she cut to discover the truth?
My Rating: A
Interesting Facts: Critical reception for In My Skin was positive (the film currently holds a rating of 68 on Metacritic based on 18 reviews. The movie also holds a rating of 63% “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes based on 41 reviews); it’s listed as an Extremity Horror; and it was written by, directed by, and stars Marina de Van.