A SKIN SO SOFT 2
Documentary

A Skin So Soft

(Ta Peau Si Lisse)

Year 2017
Runtime 93 mins
Language French
Subtitles English

The newest film from experimental documentarian Denis Côté follows the lives of six bodybuilders as they train for their next competition.

What would you do to have the perfect body? How would you know when to stop? For the six bodybuilders featured in experimental documentarian Denis Côté's newest film, there are no easy answers. As Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit, Maxim and Jean-François train for an upcoming competition, we quietly follow their daily lives, both in the gym and at home. As the men endure extreme diets, tanning and hair removal along with their grueling workouts, Côté presents them not as caricatures, but as complex humans grappling with the human cost of their obsession.

A film that at times blurs the boundaries between reality and performance, A SKIN SO SOFT is a haunting yet humane examination of beauty and masculinity.

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival
Director
Denis Côté
Producer
Denis Côté, Jeanne-Marie Poulain, Joëlle Bertossa, Dounia Sichov
Screenwriter
Denis Côté
Cinematographer
François Messier Rheault
Editor
Nicolas Roy