"In My Skin"
Directed by Marina de Van
Frequent Francois Ozon collaborator Marina de Van
makes her directorial debut with this dark, disturbing psychological drama
about a young woman's fascination with her own body. After seriously
scratching her leg on a piece of scrap metal, Esther (de Van) becomes
obsessed with the deep, gouging wound and continually picks and irritates it
until her entire leg is a mass of scars. Esther soon lets her love and
professional life slide into obscurity as her obsessive-compulsive behavior
manifests itself further into extreme fits of self-mutilation. French
with English subtitles. 93 minutes.