A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse)It is the dramatic documentary story of Jean-Francois, Ronald, Alexis, Cedeque, Bonoise and Maxim, who are the most admirers of modern times. The film tells the story of a man transformed from a strongman to a top-notch bodybuilder to a veteran who became a coach. Perhaps they all share the same real situation to overcome their limitations. Each of them is waiting for other competitions.Keywords:
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Critic Reviews of "A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse)"New York TimesJuly 05, 2018
Their narcissism is repellent yet riveting, and Mr. Côté comes at his subjects with an artful, exploratory obliqueness that's endearingly curious, as if discovering a whole new species.Village VoiceJuly 03, 2018
Unfortunately, viewers unacquainted with weight lifting probably won't learn much about Côté's musclemen or their sport just by watching them fuss over their appearances ...Hollywood ReporterJune 15, 2018
Finds the vulnerable side of professional he-men.Los Angeles TimesJune 14, 2018
This minimalist approach to maximalist bodies offers an intimate look at six men whose lives are centered on their physical performance and appearance.VarietyAugust 04, 2017
Côté's humane fascination with six bodybuilders tosses aside grandstanding and focuses on the odd duality of man and muscle.Slant MagazineJuly 20, 2018
A Skin So Soft is an object lesson on how dispensing with the template of the expository documentary can help filmmakers see past the most explicit attributes of their subjects.Counterpunch.orgJuly 05, 2018
A brilliant take on a sport that has the surface appearance of machismo. The film reveals a much more feminine side, complete with hair removal and posing.Gay City NewsJuly 05, 2018
"A Skin So Soft" walks a tightrope in how it presents the vanity of these guys, practically fetishizing them and asking viewers what makes these six men beautiful, erotic, or perhaps even grotesque.Georgia StraightJanuary 26, 2018
The compositions are never less than immaculate, producing all manner of random correspondences and a recurring touch of camp that occasionally blossoms into full-blown Tom of Finland territory.Montreal GazetteDecember 14, 2017
... open-minded cinephiles will be surprised as they are drawn into a universe in which they may have had very little interest.PopMattersSeptember 28, 2017
While an overall beautiful and intelligent film, the humor, unfortunately, is in poor taste.NOW TorontoSeptember 07, 2017
All about will and the focusing of it beyond all reason, it's both fascinating and revolting to watch these people punish themselves in the name of perfection.
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