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Under the Skin

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Synopsis

Nineteen year old Iris thinks she can handle her mother's untimely death. She doesn't understand why her older sister Rose is so upset. Surely life goes on, and in order to prove this Iris leaves her boyfriend Gary and moves into a bedsit.
In her new home, she begins to transform herself by dressing up in her mother's wig, fur coat and sunglasses. A new sexually confident Iris emerges and she begins to haunt the streets and clubs of Liverpool, picking up men. Iris thinks that she is in control, that she is having fun. However, her increasingly manic behaviour is exacerbated by her combative relationship with her older sister Rose. The two sisters have always competed for their mother's attentions and her sudden death brings to the surface their feelings of jealousy and rivalry. Iris becomes increasingly estranged from her sister, her friends and her ex-boyfriend, who is trying to win her back.

Details

Year
1998
Type of film
Features
Running Time
83 mins
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Carine Adler 1st Feature
Producer
Kate Ogborn
Executive Producer
Ben Gibson
Editor
Ewa J. Lind
Screenwriter
Carine Adler
Director of Photography
Barry Ackroyd
Production Designer
John Paul Kelly
Music
Ilona Sekacz
Principal Cast
Samantha Morton, Claire Rushbrook, Rita Tushingham, Christine Tremarco, Stuart Townsend, Matthew Delamere

Production Company

A BFI, Channel Four Television, Strange Dog Productions film in association with Rouge Films, Merseyside Film Production Fund

Strange Dog
29 Rathbone Street
London
W1P 1AG
+44 (0)20 7636 5587

Sales
Company

HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com