Beneath The Skin

Cecelia Condit

1981, 12:00 minutes, colour, English


In Beneath The Skin a "true" murder story, originally heard on television news, is retold numerous times with complications, contradictions and embellishments. The narrator's frightening fascination with the incident is both intensified and mocked by visuals which seem sometimes to ground the story and other times to go too far. But, after all, idealistic cliches are sensational too, and real life is nervous laughter.

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