A Skin So Soft

(Ta Peau Si Lisse) Documentaries
Director: Denis Côté 2017 93 Minutes Ages 15+
A Skin So Soft Sun 14 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 05:00pm 93mins New Farm Six Cinemas
A Skin So Soft Sat 20 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 93mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

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.


Classification:Ages 15+
Language:English and French, with English subtitles
Director:Denis Côté
Producer:Joëlle Bertossa, Denis Côté, Jeanne- Marie Poulain, Dounia Sichov
Cast:Jean-François Bouchard, Cédric Doyon, Benoit Lapierre, Maxim Lemire
Script:Denis Côté
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Films Boutique