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Occurs on Sunday September 16 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 College Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9


Performance Notes

× Join us for a special presentation of Available Light Cinema with esteemed genre-bending filmmaker Denis Côté (Montréal, PQ) in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Co-presented with Association franco-yukonnaise.

Denis Côté‘s 10th feature film is not your typical sports documentary but a careful documentary observation of six modern-day gladiators in Quebec: Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit and Maxim. The group includes high-level bodybuilders, a strongman and an ex-champion-turned-trainer. As they prepare for future competitions, they follow extreme diets and slave away at the gym. Each man pursues his own personal goals, but all share the same obsession: overcoming the limits of their bodies. A SKIN SO SOFT is an open exploration of the regimented daily lives of these misunderstood monsters. In French with English subtitles. Exploration libre du quotidien de six hommes dévorés par leurs passions : la performance, le dépassement et autres impulsions du corps. DIRECTEUR PARTICIPANT About the Director Born in New Brunswick in Canada in 1973, Denis Côté studied film at Ahuntsic College in Montréal. He began his career producing and directing over a dozen low budget shorts whilst also working as a radio presenter and film critic for the Montréal weekly newspaper Ici. In 2005 he directed his first feature LES ÉTATS NORDIQUES, that won the Golden Leopard at Locarno. BESTIAIRE screened at the Berlinale Forum in 2012. In 2013, VIC+FLO SAW A BEAR won a Silver Bear in Berlinale. JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING was selected for Berlinale Forum in 2014. In 2015, his short MAY WE SLEEP SOUNDLY screened at Toronto IFF, followed by EXCURSIONS which was selected at Le rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. His film A SKIN SO SOFT premiered in Locarno Film Festival.

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