To complete Denis Côté's Carte Blanche program, the director has selected short films (from documentaries to experimental films) focusing on the aesthetic of the human body. Fascinating in all its form, at times sensual, violent, mysterious, and/or intimate, the body representations created by these master filmmakers will leave no one indifferent.
During a man's sadomasochistic dream, a group of sailors rape and torture him on a street.
| 20 minutes | 1947
Weight lifting men who compete to achieve individual bodily perfection through muscle building.
| 12 minutes | 1962
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 escapes the probing camera as well-muscled tyros grapple, punch, squirm, roar and grimace, adding their own variations of showmanship to amuse and excite the crowd.
| 28 minutes | 1961
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 blindly collaborate in the creation of a single unified image or sentence: One person would write a word or draw part of a body on a piece of paper, fold it over and pass it on to a next participant who would add another piece without seeing what had come before, hand it over to the next...
| 18 minutes | 2015
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