with Atle Antonsen , Linn Skåber , Kåre Conradi , Jan Sælid & Jon Øigarden
Language: Norwegian Produced by Håkon Øverås
Once a great curling-star, Truls Paulsen is diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and banned from competing. When he learns that his coach Gordon is on his deathbed, Truls decides to compete again. His goal is to win the championship cash prize to pay for Gordon’s needed operation. He leaves his wife, starts gathering his old team mates and stops taking his medications. Will Truls lead his team to victory and save his old friend?
Struggling against the crisis in Portugal a mother doubles up jobs to pay the bills since her husband is unemployed. Their teenage daughter tries to keep living her everyday life even if the money’s running short and makes everything uneasy. Escaping from their common reality, they slowly become strangers to one another, as the tension grows in silence and in guilt.
A Skin So Soft
A film by Denis Côté
2017 - Canada - Documentary - 1.85 - 94 min.
Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit and Maxim are modern-day gladiators. 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.
Djamila would like to be on the pill because her relationship with her boyfriend has become serious stuff now; Zoé’s mother gives her condoms but calls her a whore; Nejma hides her pills outside because her mother searches her bag; Hélène finds herself too fertile; Clémence is scared; Adeline wishes she could have kept it, and so does Margot. Maria Angela would like to know who she’s pregnant by, while Ana Maria has opted for love and freedom. Anne, Denise, Marta, Yasmine, and Milena are the advisers receiving and listening to each of these women as they wonder how sexual freedom can be enjoyed. In God’s offices, you laugh and cry and feel swamped. You dance there, you have a cigarette on the veranda, and you come anonymously to tell the commonplace or unbelievable story of your life.
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