A Carte blanche series with muscle on the appropriation of the body in film. In line with his latest feature A Skin So Soft (screening in Les incontournables), which looks at bodybuilding and hard training, this year’s Carte blanche series was chosen by Quebec director Denis Côté, who proposes three features and four shorts on the body as seen through the camera lens....
In 1925 Surrealists in Paris started to use a writing and drawing technique they called “Cadavre exquis”, which translates as “The Exquisite Corpse”. That technique engages several participants to...
AUSTRIA | 18 minutes | 2015
During a man's sadomasochistic dream, a group of sailors rape and torture him on a street.
UNITED STATES | 20 minutes | 1947
Weight lifting men who compete to achieve individual bodily perfection through muscle building.
AUSTRIA | 12 minutes | 1962
A surreal and deliciously kitschy rereading of the ancient myth, updated to feature 80s sci-fi tropes.The recipient of two Razzie awards in 1983, Hercules has all the prerequisites of a total...
ITALY | 98 minutes | 1983
A candid-camera view of professional wrestling as seen in the Montréal Forum, where some of the biggest bouts are staged, and in back-street wrestling parlors where the warriors practice their art. Nothing...
QUéBEC/CANADA | 28 minutes | 1961
A chronically shy bodybuilder is determined to find love, even if it’s to be found in a Thai red light district.A wistful tale revolving around a 38-year-old gentle giant under the thumb of his...
DENMARK | 92 minutes | 2012
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