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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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Cast

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Koffie / Tattoo
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Nathan
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Synthia
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Allan
Jenn Griffin ...
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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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Got The Stuff
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roller coaster of emotions
31 July 2013 | by (Vancouver, BC Canada) – See all my reviews

I really like this film and I'll tell you why. When seeing Canadian films we tend to see the dark and quiet and its almost like a European film but you can't quite put your finger on it. Oh yes, its Canadian. But Comforting Skin is different in a way that we haven't seen a film like this in a while. It is a strange yet familiar coming of age film, meaning out of young middle 20's. You know, the time of moving away from the chaos of poor judgement and freedom and into adulthood. The point where you are suddenly awake.

Its not your typical Canadian film or film at all and that is why its so refreshing. The acting is great. Tygh Runyan and Jane Sowerby do a good job at carrying the story and you never know whose perspective the story its being told from. However, Victoria Bidwell gives an exceptional and under-rated performance as Koffie, the distraught young lady who becomes obsessed with her imaginary or non-imaginary friend that is a the weaving tattoo that has come to life on her body. Franson writes and directs in such a way that you'll root for Koffie and you'll hate her and them and then there are redeeming traits from them that will bring you back to really empathizing for all of them.

This film will keep you guessing and will linger in your mind for days after. Those ones are the best.


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