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Skin and Bones / La peau et les os, après...

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In her youth, filmmaker Hélène Bélanger-Martin suffered from severe eating disorders. She has since recovered from her illness and made a remarkable first documentary entitled La peau et les os, après... The film is a probing reflection on a pernicious feeling of desperation affecting young people now more than ever - mostly girls, but boys as well - a "soul-eating cancer" that has one of the highest fatality rates of any mental illness.

This captivating film stars Annie, Isabelle, Marlène, Hélène, and 17 year-old Charlotte, who share their experiences to rekindle hope in the hearts of young anorexic-bulimics today. A riveting, frank documentary. In French with option of English subtitles.

2006, 116 min 18 s