OCTOPUS SKIN by Ana Cristina Barragán

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Iris and Ariel are 17-year-old twins, who live with their mother and older sister in an old house in the middle of a rocky island covered with molluscs and birds. The teenagers have grown up isolated from the mainland, in a sibling relationship that surpasses the limits of normal intimacy. The abrupt absence of their mother deeply wounds the three siblings, and Iris, moved by a strong need of separating herself from her brother, decides to go alone to the city for the first time.

San Sebastian IFF (comp), Thessaloniki IFF, Intl & Authorial FF of The Canary Islands (awarded), Ibiza Cine Fest, Cine Latino Bergen, Ojoloco Film Festival of Grenoble, Chicago Latino FF, Minneapolis St. Paul IFF, Guadalajara IFF (comp), Munich IFF, Costa Rica FF, Vancouver IFF (special mention) a.o.

"Haunting images unfold against a backdrop of evocative music" VARIETY

"A reflection on the search for the feminine being" "Barragán sought to show the young woman's sexual awakening in a natural way, far from film clichés." FRANCE24

"La piel pulpo is a precise, meaningful and complex psychological drama that utilizes beautiful cinematography, extraordinary performances (particularly by Juan Francisco Vinueza and Isadora Chávez, who are exceptional in the leading roles) and a series of disquieting but striking moments to tell a multi-layered story of desire, curiosity and the boundaries between society and the natural world." - ICS FILM

Isadora Chávez - Iris / Juan Francisco Vinueza - Ariel / Hazel Powell - Lía / Cristina Marchán - Mother / Paulet Arévalo - Nina / Carlos Quinto - Padre

Director, Writer: Ana Cristina Barragán / Cinematorgrapher: Simón Brauer, Tomás Astudillo / Editor: Mayra Morán, Myrto Karra, Ana Cristina Barragán / Sound: Ricardo Arteaga, Adriana Santiago, Pablo Mondragón / Music: Pablo Mondragón / Art Director: Alisarine Ducolomb / Producer: Isabela Parra, Kostantina Stavrianou, Santiago Ortiz-Monasterio, Titus Kreyenberg, Samuel Chauvin/ Executive Producer: Oderay Game / Production Company: Caleidoscopio Cine, Graal Films, Desenlace Films, Unafilm, Promenades Films, Michael Fantauzzi Films.

Technical information
Original title: La Piel Pulpo / shot in Digital Cinema 4k/ available for screenings in unencrypted DCP 24fps/ colour / Aspect ratio 2:1 / 100 min / sound format 5.1 / original language: Spanish with english, french, german and greek subtitles / Ecuador, Greece, Germany, Mexico, France, Italy 2022