Denis Côté's A Skin So Soft will screen as part of the Spotlight on Documentary section of the 55th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 15): filmlinc.org/NYFF
Studiously observing the world of male bodybuilding, Denis Côté’s A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse) crafts a multifaceted portrait of six latter-day Adonises through the lens of their everyday lives: extreme diets, training regimens, family relationships, and friendships within the community. Capturing the physical brawn and emotional complexity of its subjects with wit and tenderness, this companion piece to Cote’s singular animal study Bestiaire (2012) is a self-reflexive rumination on the long tradition of filming the human body that also advances a fascinating perspective on contemporary masculinity. Special thanks to Délégation Générale du Québec à New York.
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