Snapshot: "In My Skin" (2002)

Marina de Van's 2002 French body-horror masterpiece "In My Skin" deals with a woman who tries to claim dominion over her own body after a freak accident leaves her scarred. de Van wrote, directed and starred in the story of a woman who strives for control by habitually biting, tearing and cutting away her own flesh. Despite appearances, the director insists that she was not making a film about self-mutilation as a practice nor was the gender of her protagonist chosen to convey any social commentary.

When I make a film I am not really interested in the broader questions of society. I don't even know if cutting is a phenomenon. What I am interested in is a personal story."

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