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Six cultural events to check out in August—from Japanese photography to the new film from Almodóvar

By Prospect   August 2011

Cinema alfresco: Locarno’s Piazza Grande plays host to open-air screenings during the annual film festival. Up to 8,000 people can attend


The Skin I Live In On general release from 26th August

Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is a giddying psycho-sexual revenge saga based on a pulp novel (Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet). Here is a film of harsh light and glittering surfaces, its interior honeycombed by flashbacks and false trails. Only near the end, when the glamours drop away and the truth is revealed, do we twig how expertly the director has been bamboozling us; pointing one way while scurrying the…

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