Archive of films Touch Me Not / Touch Me Not

Romania / Germany / Czech Republic / Bulgaria / France
2018, 125 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2018

“Why haven’t you ever asked me what this film is about? And why haven’t I ever told you anyway?” Largely rhetorical, these questions open the Romanian filmmaker's bold cinematic exploration of human intimacy. This highly tactile, conceptual film attempts to capture the physical proximity of one person to another and to define our own sense of intimacy with ourselves. Awarded the Golden Bear for Best Film at this year’s Berlinale.


Synopsis

“Why haven’t you ever asked me what this film is about? And why haven’t I ever told you anyway?” Largely rhetorical, these questions open the Romanian filmmaker’s remarkable cinematic exploration of human intimacy, while she discovers one of the possible answers somewhat later: “I think because it’s not in the words area.” This empathetic, tactile disclosure between the debuting director and her three courageous protagonists Laura, Tomas and Christian extends across the border that separates quasi-authentic fiction from imaginative documentary. The work attempts to capture the physical proximity of one person to another and to define our own sense of intimacy with ourselves, something we crave continually but that still fills us with trepidation. Awarded the Golden Bear for Best Film at this year’s Berlinale.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Adina Pintilie (b. 1980, Bucharest, Romania). Selected filmography: Don’t Get Me Wrong (2007, medium-length doc.), Sandpit #186 (2008, short), Oxygen (2010, medium-length), Diary #2 (2013, short)

Contacts

Pilot Film
Donská 168/19, 101 00, Praha
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 724 938 883
E-mail: alzbeta@mimesis.cz
www: www.pilot-film.cz

Doc & Film International
13, rue Portefoin, 750 03, Paris
France
Tel: +33 142 775 687
Fax: +33 142 773 656
E-mail: h.horner@docandfilm.com
www: www.docandfilm.com

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Adina Pintilie
Screenplay: Adina Pintilie
Dir. of Photography: George Chiper-Lillemark
Music: Ivo Paunov, Einstürzende Neubauten
Editor: Adina Pintilie
Art Director: Adrian Cristea
Producer: Bianca Oana, Philippe Avril, Adina Pintilie
Production: Manekino Film
Coproduction: Rohfilm Productions, Pink, Agitrop, Les films d l'étranger
Cast: Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Christian Bayerlein, Grit Uhlemann, Hanna Hofmann, Seani Love, Irmena Chichikova, Dirk Lange, Georgi Naldzhiev, Adina Pintilie
Sales: Doc & Film International
Distributor: Pilot Film
   
www: www.facebook.com/touchmenotfilmpage

Guests

Adina Pintilie

Film Director / Producer

Bianca Oana

Producer


Radovan Síbrt

Film Director, Producer

Jan Macola

Producer, Cinema Representative, Distributor


Christian Bayerlein

Protagonist

Grit Uhlemann

Protagonist


Laura Benson

Protagonist

Tomas Lemarquis

Protagonist


Hanna Hofmann

Protagonist

Dirk Lange

Protagonist


Dragos Hanciu

Film Crew

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