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19th
Masters
A Skin So Soft
Director_ Denis COTE
Canada 2017 94min DCP color feature Documentary
Review

''A Skin So Soft'' by Denis Cote is a multi-faceted portrait of Adonis in modern version. The film focuses on the daily life of six bodybuilders in Montreal who are from different races and backgrounds. In dealing with their extreme dieting and training, family relationships, and solidarity in the community, he contrasts physical strength with emotional weakness or tenderness. The beautiful muscles, veiny body, and robust frame seem to exist only to be valued by somebody. In view of the quest for contemporary masculinity, the training process of body and muscle reminiscent of ancient sculptures, is represented as a sort of rite. Irony of solitary self-practicing training and ostentatious performance. Isn’t the film a cynical comment on macho masculinity? Cote presents the more serious vision, and cultural anthropological observation. [JANG Byungwon]

CREDIT
  • DirectorDenis COTE
  • ScreenplayDenis COTE
  • ProducerJeanne-Marie POULAIN, Joelle BERTOSSA, Dounia SICHOV, Denis COTE
  • CinematographyFrancois MESSIER RHEAULT
  • Art DirectorN/A
  • EditorNicolas ROY
  • SoundFernand-Philippe MORIN-VARGAS, Frederic CLOUTIER, Clovis GOUAILLIER
  • MusicN/A
CastAlexis LEGARE, Benoit LAPIERRE, Cedric DOYON, Jean-Francois BOUCHARD, Ronald YANG, Maxim LEMIRE
DIRECTOR
Denis CÔTÉ
Quebec’s acclaimed director Denis Cote gained international fame through his hybrid genre of poetic narrative and minimalism. He first engaged with Jeonju as Drifting States (2005) won the Woosuk Award and later directed The Enemy Lines (2010) for the Jeonju Digital Project. Cote’s films oscillate between fiction, documentary, and avant-garde. The documentary Bestiaire (2012) traces the lives of cows, radiating a serene beauty. His recent films were introduced in Jeonju: Joy of Man's Desiring (2014) on the labor scene overwhelmed by machine sounds, Boris Without Beatrice (2016) on the existential crisis of a businessman, and A Skin So Soft (2017) on the self-mortifying lives of extreme bodybuilders. The Berlinale-nominated Ghost Town Anthology (2019) portrays the life of a lingering ghost. Cote recently finished his latest film, Wilcox (2019).
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Seoul Office

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T. (02)2285-0562 F. (02)2285-0560

Jeonju Cine Complex

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T. (063)231-3377