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Banderas thriller's Film4 premiere


Antonio Banderas' film The Skin I Live In will premiere at Somerset House

Antonio Banderas' film The Skin I Live In will premiere at Somerset House

Antonio Banderas' film The Skin I Live In will premiere at Somerset House

Pedro Almodovar's new thriller The Skin I Live In, starring Antonio Banderas, will have its UK premiere opening the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House 2011.

The premiere, introduced by Antonio's leading lady in the film Elena Anaya, will launch this season of the open air cinema on Wednesday July 27.

Almodovar said: "I'm thrilled that The Skin I Live In will receive its UK Premiere as the opening night film at Somerset House this year. It is a beautiful event and a privilege to be able to screen my film to an audience under the stars!

"Following our wonderful premiere of Broken Embraces there in 2009, it is very exciting to continue our relationship with Film4 Summer Screen."

The outdoor screenings of new and classic films, which runs until August 7, will also include Jack Lemmon in Oscar-winning romantic comedy The Apartment; Ridley Scott's female road trip Thelma And Louise, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and Sir Roger Moore as James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me.

Writer and director Joe Cornish will discuss his new movie Attack The Block, before the action comedy is screened in a double bill with Die Hard.

There will be a Nintendo workshop exploring the relationship between games and cinema before a screening of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and Barry Norman and Oscar-winning writer Sir Ronald Harwood will discuss Roman Polanski's work before a screening of his classic thriller Chinatown.

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Luc Besson's The Big Blue is also on the calendar, along with a double bill of Serpico and Shaft.

The first ever triple-bill will be offered with a horror treat of Gremlins, Troll Hunter and Tremors and fairytale comedy The Princess Bride will end the season.

Tickets go on sale on June 9 at www.somersethouse.org.uk

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