Ripped from the headlines and effectively tossed into lively reception as a cinematic property, director Guy Nattiv’s latest harrowing drama, Skin, was amply favored by folks who’ve screened it since late last year in Toronto.
The official trailer is now online and making the rounds following the film’s acquisition by A24 and DirecTV, and with a release date set for July 26. It’s really the first of any footage that we’re finally seeing publicly and it looks just as compelling, introspective and chilling as one might expect.
After a difficult childhood drives him into the grasps of a white supremacist gang, Bryon (Jamie Bell, delivering a visceral, explosive performance) tries to escape to a new life, all the while questioning whether he’s capable of undoing—and repenting for—the evil he’s done.
Filmmaker Guy Nattiv, whose short film of the same title won the Academy Award earlier this year, makes his English-language feature debut with this galvanizing story of transformation, inspired by actual events.