UNDER THE SKIN
A film by Carine Adler
In her first major role Samantha Morton plays Iris, a vulnerable young woman whose life is turned upside down; her mother (Rita Tushingham) has been given only weeks to live and she feels increasingly distant from her happily married and heavily pregnant older sister Rose (Claire Rushbrook). Unable to deal with her grief and jealously, Iris ditches her job, her flat and her boyfriend and prowls the streets looking for love in all the wrong places.
Sexy, dark and ultimately uplifting, Carine Adler's stylish debut won the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival and the Critic's prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.
- Fever (1994,18 mins); a short film by Carine Adler, starring Katrin Cartlidge and Nicholas Gleaves
- Original trailer (2 mins)
UK | 1997 | colour | English language | 80 minutes | DVD9 | Original aspect ratio 1.66:1
Region 2 DVD
'goes for the jugular' --Empire
'An emotionally charged work with a bold untamed performance from Morton' --Independent
'superlative performances from Morton and Rushbrook' --Time Out