Skin
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Skin

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Wed Jan 22 8:45 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
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General Admission
118 Mins
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Wed Jan 22

Winner · FIPRESCI Prize · Toronto International Film Festival 

Oscar-winning Israeli director Guy Nattiv draws from his own lived experience in this electric feature debut inspired by true events. Byron Widner (Jamie Bell, child star of Billy Elliot) is the adopted son of fiercely loyal neo-Nazi sect leaders, whose life has been shaped in the shadow of the white supremacist movement. Covered head to toe in coded tattoos, Widner is a walking embodiment of the world in which he was raised. He fills his nights with wanton acts of hate-fuelled violence and fascist marches. But when he meets single-mother Julie (a heart-rendering performance by Australian actress, Danielle Macdonald, Patti Cake$ SWIFF'18), Widner starts to question his values and begin the difficult and painful path to redemption.

Given modern political polarisation and the re-emergence of the far-right, Skin poses a timely and powerful question: can a former neo-Nazi sympathiser find redemption? Bell delivers an explosive and visceral performance as Widner, the tormented white supremacist covered in racist iconography whose emotional struggle is brought into the physical through the painful and incredibly accurate tattoo removal scenes.

Featuring a stellar support cast with Vera Farmiga, Mary Stuart Masterson and Australia’s Daniel Henshell (Acute Misfortune, SWIFF ’19), Skin is a powerful and provocative talking point of a film that is frighteningly relevant in the current political climate.
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