Ta peau si lisse (A Skin So Soft) 2017 Ages 15+

6.30PM Sat 20 Oct 2018 (1hr 35mins)
GOMA | Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

An unusually poetic study of six male bodybuilders in provincial Canada, auteur Denis Côté’s A Skin So Soft is a thoughtful examination on the quest for masculine physical perfection.

This impressionistic documentary captures not only the passion and artistry of the act of self-sculpture but also the tender side of musclemen who balance their physical dedication with family obligations and relationships. A Skin So Softadvances a surprisingly sensitive perspective on contemporary masculinity, the human body and gender stereotypes. In this subculture of extreme diets and distorted rituals, Côté foregrounds vulnerability and humanity against an appetite for clenched and bronzed muscle.

CREDITS

93 MINUTES, CANADA, ENGLISH AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR/SCRIPTWRITER: DENIS CÔTÉ / PRODUCER: JOËLLE BERTOSSA, DENIS CÔTÉ, JEANNE-MARIE POULAIN, DOUNIA SICHOV / CAST: JEAN-FRANÇIOIS BOUCHARD, CÉDRIC DOYON, BENOIT LAPIERRE, MAXIM LEMIRE / RIGHTS: FILMS BOUTIQUE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP