Berlin & Beyond: Skin Deep (Aus meiner Haut)

Wednesday, November 8 • 8:20pm

Now in its 28th season, the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival continues to be a leading light of contemporary German cinema exhibition in the Americas, by both audience size and programming scope. Rialto Cinemas Cerrito is excited to present Skin Deep as part of the 2023 Autumn Showcase.

The daring feature film debut from Student Oscar winner Alex Schaad, studded with an ecclectic cast, led by Mala Emde (And Tomorrow the Entire World, 303) and Jonas Dassler (The Golden Glove). At first glance, Leyla and Tristan seem like the perfect young couple. They’re traveling together to a remote island, to where Leyla’s childhood friend Stella has invited them. However, it soon becomes clear that something mysterious is going on. Numerous couples have arrived during the final days of summer to see the world through the eyes of someone else. Leyla and Tristan meet Fabienne and Mo over a festive dinner. They perform the ritual of exchange and experience the change in their perceptions. Leyla, in particular, has never been happier, but when she refuses to return to her old self, the situation threatens to spiral out of control. Winner of the Queer Lion at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival.

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Running Time 103 mins

Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance

MPAA Rating Not Rated

Mala Emde
Jonas Dassler
Dimitrij Schaad
Maryam Zaree

Directed by
Alex Schaad

Written by
Alex Schaad
Dimitrij Schaad

Admission & Prices

General $16
Senior (62+) $13
Student (at door with valid ID) $9