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Ta peau si lisse
Archived: Ta peau si lisse - A Skin So Soft (2017)

director: Denis Côté

With: Jean-François Bouchard, Cédric Doyon, Benoit Lapierre, a.o.

duration: 93 minutes
Documentary, Sport

Artists on Film
Film Fest Gent - Ta peau si lisse

"Côté's interest is the actual process by which bodybuilder's bodies are forged and maintained. The focus is on regimes of exercise and diet, preparations for photo shoots and competitions, and the brief gaps between these activities, filmed with a sense of calm that finds the right balance between tenderness and detachment." (Slant Magazine)

UGent Morning Sessions
On Monday 16 October, the 9:30 screening of 'Ta peau si lisse' consists of a short introduction, the screening of the film itself and a discussion afterwards with Wim Derave, professor at Ghent University.
Click here for an overview of all UGent Morning Sessions during Film Fest Gent.


director: Denis Côté
producer: Denis Côté, Joëlle Bertossa, Jeanne-Marie Poulain, Dounia Sichov
screenplay: Denis Côté
Editor: Nicolas Roy
Cinematography: François Messier-Rheault

production company: Art & Essai

More info

dialogue: English, French
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Canada
year: 2017


Denis Côté (1973): Drifting States (2005), Our Private Lives (2007), All That She Wants (2008), Carcasses (2009), Les lignes ennemies (2010, short), Curling (2010), Sans titre (2011, short), Bestiaire (2012), Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013), Joy of Man's Desiring (2014), Aqui, em Lisboa: Episódios da Vida da Cidade (2015), Boris Without Béatrice (2016), Ta peau si lisse (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Denis Côté

2008:Elle veut le chaos
2007:Nos vies privees
2005:Les États nordiques


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