A Skin So Soft(Ta Peau Si Lisse) Documentaries
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 Soft advances 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.
|Language:||English and French, with English subtitles|
|Producer:||Joëlle Bertossa, Denis Côté, Jeanne- Marie Poulain, Dounia Sichov|
|Cast:||Jean-François Bouchard, Cédric Doyon, Benoit Lapierre, Maxim Lemire|