Cold Skin

Cine 1 - 13/04/2018 20:30

A ship drops off a weather official at a remote island in Arctic waters. He’s supposed to stay for a year to do meteorological research. The man he replaces is reported to have succumbed to typhoid fever. At least that’s what the island’s sole other inhabitants, the grumpy lighthouse-keeper, claims. He’s not exactly a charming man and he tries to make his new neighbor’s stay as uncomfortable as possible. And why does his lighthouse look like a fortress, including an armor-plated door and razor-sharp spears? It seems they’re not the only inhabitants of the tiny island. Night after night they’re being visited by malicious creatures that rise from the sea and want to kill them with a vengeance. Or maybe the monsters are being lured by their next of kin, who lives with the lighthouse-keeper like a tamed animal?

Cold Skin, based on a Catalan bestseller, is a stimulating breed of horror thriller and philosophical tale. We know filmmaker Xavier Gens (The Hitman) from The Divide (BIFFF 2012) and Frontiers (BIFFF 2008). With the help of Ray Stevenson (Thor-trilogy, The Big Game, Divergent) as the misanthropic lighthouse-keeper and eye-watering visual effects, he pins you to your chair for two hours straight.

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Genre(s) fantasy
Competition(s) Méliès Competition
Premiere Belgian Premiere
Country Spain
Audience CNA
Audio English
Subtitles Dutch, French
Director Xavier Gens
Cast Aura Garrido, David Oakes, Ray Stevenson
Distributor Kinology
Running time 92'


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