Reelout Queer Film Festival 2021

Under the Skin (Sous La Peau)

Expired February 3, 2021 7:00 PM
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This film's community sponsor is the Centre Culturel Frontenac. MERCI!!!

This program is recommended for persons 14+ due to Mature Content.

A film about the transition of three trans teenagers, the upheaval it causes in them and their loved ones, as well as the quest for identity buried deep within them.

“Thanks to Under the Skin, we come to realise the beauty of multiplicity, the power and the splendour of difference when it’s considered to be a quality and no longer a defect. The courage and determination shown by Logan, Söan and Effie Alexandra encourages us to hope and believe in a society where all of the finer nuances of humanity can be expressed and enjoyed without sterile and dangerous prejudices. In this latest film of his, Harsch breaks with the perilous and reductive myth of transsexuality seen as the mere mechanical act of a sex change. The journey embarked upon by Under the Skin’s three protagonists clearly runs deeper and is far more complex, ultimately reuniting them with an identity which has always been theirs, and seeing them assert themselves in society for who they really are, despite the prejudices and brutal looks showing fear transformed into violence. Under the Skin is a necessary film, powerful yet intimate, which sees us hoping for a better world lit up in rainbow colours; a world of infinite possibilities where we can express our individual identities with pride.” – Muriel Del Don, Cineuropa

  • Year
  • Runtime
    84 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Canadian Premiere
  • Director
    Robin Harsch