REGAL 17
1100 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

THE SKIN OF THE WOLF
(Bajo la piel de lobo)

DIRECTED BY Samu Fuentes

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Bajo la piel de lobo

Running Time: 90min
Film Year: 2017
Category: HBO Ibero American Competition

Shifting seamlessly from a study in solitude to a love story grounded in sabotage, writer-director Samu Fuentes’ spellbinding debut speaks volumes with an invigorating paucity of words.

Set in the pre-industrial past, The Skin of the Wolf centers on Martinón, the sole inhabitant of an otherwise abandoned alpine hamlet. Martinón comes down the mountain but twice a year to sell animal hides and stock up on supplies. One day he’s convinced to take a wife, a decision intended to soften his calloused soul—but in some ways his real struggle is only just beginning.

Featuring gorgeous widescreen photography and transfixing performances from Ruth Diaz, Irene Escolar and Spanish box-office megastar Mario Casas, The Skin of the Wolf is an eerily resonant variation on Beauty and the Beast, blending wilderness survival tale and fable to create something strikingly unique.

This film is also featured in the 2018 Film Festival’s Jordan Ressler Writing Competition Film Category.

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credits

Director: Samu Fuentes

Cinematographer: Aitor Mantxola

Cast: Mario Casas, Ruth Díaz, Irene Escolar

Samu Fuentes

Samu Fuentes is a Spanish filmmaker. He has worked extensively as a second-unit and assistant director on features, shorts and television series. The Skin of the Wolf (17) is his feature debut as director and screenwriter.

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