UK distributor Gala Film Distribution has picked up UK rights to Second Skin (Segunda Piel), a Spanish language film starring Javier Bardem and produced by Lolafilms.

Directed by veteran Gerardo Vera, the sexually-charged Skin features a cast including Volaverunt's Jordi Molla, Belle Epoque's Ariadna Gil and All About My Mother's Cecilia Roth. The film grossed over $3m on its Spanish release.

Bardem received the best actor prize last weekend at the Venice Film Festival for his portrayal of Cuban writer Renaldo Arenas in Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls. He recently completed shooting John Malkovich's The Dancer Upstairs.