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Skin Deep

Directed by Midi Onodera
Canada, 1994 (avant-garde / fiction, 88 minutes, colour)

Film Description:
"Important for its immersion in gender and sexual identity, Skin Deep is a psychological thriller about Alex, a filmmaker fascinated with body art, and her unstable aide, Chris. Their professional and personal worlds become inextricably intertwined."
-- Magali Simard (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Midi Onodera, Barbara O'Kelly
Produced by: Mehernaz Lentin, Phillip Ing, Midi Onodera
Principal Cast: Natsuko Ohama, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Dana Brooks, Melanie Nicholls-King, David Crean
Cinematography: Robert MacDonald
Film Editing: Sarah Peddie
Music: Kathryn Moses
Production Company: Daruma Pictures

Notes about Skin Deep


Quotes about Skin Deep

"Skin Deep dramatizes an unprecedented panoply of overlapping gender performances and self-conceptions in unvarnished human detail, with each character judging and misjudging the others, in a calculated rejection of idealization."
-- Jonathan Culp (source)

"[Midi] Onodera's film [Skin Deep] looks at the way we preconceive gender and sexuality and tries to break down some of society's limiting notions of what it is to be female or male."
-- Alison Darren (source)

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