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A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse)

This screening took place on
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 7:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Join us for a special presentation of Available Light Cinema with esteemed genre-bending filmmaker Denis Côté (Montréal, PQ) in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Denis Côté's 10th feature film is not your typical sports documentary but a careful documentary observation of six modern-day gladiators in Quebec: Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit and Maxim. The group includes high-level bodybuilders, a strongman and an ex-champion-turned-trainer. As they prepare for future competitions, they follow extreme diets and slave away at the gym. Each man pursues his own personal goals, but all share the same obsession: overcoming the limits of their bodies. A SKIN SO SOFT is an open exploration of the regimented daily lives of these misunderstood monsters. DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE. In French with English subtitles. A co-presentation with Association franco-yukonnaise. Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit et Maxim sont des gladiateurs destemps modernes. De l’homme fort au culturiste de haut niveau en passant par le vétéran devenu entraîneur, ils partagent tous une même définition et une même obsession du dépassement de soi. Ils sont dans l’attente de la prochaine compétition, dans l’effort au gymnase et dans les diètes extrêmes. DIRECTEUR PARTICIPANT About the Director Born in New Brunswick in Canada in 1973, Denis Côté studied film at Ahuntsic College in Montréal. He began his career producing and directing over a dozen low budget shorts whilst also working as a radio presenter and film critic for the Montréal weekly newspaper Ici. In 2005 he directed his first feature LES ÉTATS NORDIQUES, that won the Golden Leopard at Locarno. BESTIAIRE screened at the Berlinale Forum in 2012. In 2013, VIC+FLO SAW A BEAR won a Silver Bear in Berlinale. JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING was selected for Berlinale Forum in 2014. In 2015, his short MAY WE SLEEP SOUNDLY screened at Toronto IFF, followed by EXCURSIONS which was selected at Le rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. His film A SKIN SO SOFT premiered in Locarno Film Festival.
  • Directed by Denis Côté
  • 2017, Canada, France, Switzerland
  • 93 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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