A Skin So Soft

Canada, 2017, 94 min.

Director

Denis Côté

Producer

Jeanne-Marie Poulain,
Joëlle Bertossa,
Dounia Sichov,
Denis Côté

Scenario

Denis Côté

Rights Holder

Films Boutique

DOP

François Messier-Rheault

Cast

Alexis Légaré, Benoit Lapierre, Cédric Doyon, Jean-François Bouchard, Ronald Yang, Maxim Lemire

Production

Art & Essai, Close Up Films, The Addiction

Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit and Maxim are modern-day gladiators. The group includes high-level bodybuilders, a strongman and an exchampion-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.

HONORS
2017 Locarno IFF (Switzerland) – Main Competition
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Denis Côté - 1

Denis Côté

Produced and directed 15 independent short films while working as a journalist and film critic from 1995 until 2005. His first feature film LES ÉTATS NORDIQUES (2005) was awarded the Golden Leopard at Locarno IFF. VIC+FLO SAW A BEAR won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at Berlinale in 2013.

Selected filmography

2017 A Skin So Soft

2016 Boris Without Béatrice

2013 Vic and Flo Saw a Bear

2012 Bestiaire

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