June 14, 2011

Skin



So Netflix finally decided to send me a film that didn't star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I swear ever since I LOVED (500) Days of Summer  and  Mysterious Skin they have sent me his whole body of work. Not that I'm complaining, but I'm sorry Netflix Manic  was hardly a rom-com classic.

Anyway, I heard of the story long before I saw the trailer for the film Skin  a while ago and decided to add it to my queue. The film is based on the true story of Sandra Laing, a black girl, born to white parents during the Apartheid in South Africa. The film goes into further detail on how genetics played a huge role in the phenomenon. The film follows Laing as she searches for an identity and sense of belonging in a society plagued with racial tension. Sophie Okonedo's performance is amazing in this role. This is definitely a film you need to see.

Sidenote: I wouldn't have minded if they gave Joseph Gordon-Levitt a small role in this film.

3 comments:

Rynae said...

Might watch it since most of my parents grew up in Southern Africa and 500 days of summer ace film

LaNeshe said...

That trailer definitely peaked my interest.

Danielle B said...

i will def watch this. any more suggestions ?