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Comforting Skin (2011)

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A lonely young woman's desperate need for emotional and sexual companionship draws her into a surreal and ultimately destructive relationship with a shifting and whispering tattoo she has willed to life on her skin.

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Koffie / Tattoo
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Nathan
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Synthia
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Allan
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Koffie's Mother
Paul Jarrett ...
Koffie's Father
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Peg
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Tattoo Artist
Jeff Burton ...
Appleton
Stephen Richard Lofstrom ...
Club Pickup Guy (as Stephen Lofstrom)
Jared Cote ...
Diner Waiter
Nicola Rollet ...
Diner Waitress
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Katt
Derek Anderson ...
Douglas
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Tammie
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A lonely young woman's desperate need for emotional and sexual companionship draws her into a surreal and ultimately destructive relationship with a shifting and whispering tattoo she has willed to life on her skin.

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Was awarded the Best Actress prize at the 2012 Fantaspoa Film festival in Brazil. See more »

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Gorgeously rich and dark.
8 February 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Props to the makers of this film. I got to see Comforting Skin at VIFF this past year (alongside a few other stellar movies), and I was blown away. It's such a dark, intriguing tale of personal decay and the ripple effect it has through the people that are the closest to you.

If you get a chance to see it at a festival, go! The performances are beautiful, the score is astounding, and the story feels like it blossomed from a dark, quietly internal, purple and blue place.

Particularly notable are Victoria Bidewell for her unquestioning bravery, Tygh Runyan for his wry sarcasm in the midst of his isolation, Jane Sowerby for her snaky charms, and Derek Franson for his unparalleled perseverance.

Absolutely unrelenting. Don't miss it.


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