Archive of films Touch Me / Was bleibt

Germany / Luxembourg
2018, 21 min

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Year: 2019

Alice is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Her boyfriend Moritz tries to be supportive, but he isn’t capable of fully understanding her state of mind (or at least that’s how it seems to Alice). The young woman tries to overcome her fears of an uncertain future, but she struggles to come to terms with her operation-scarred body. An intimate film about a sensitive but also highly important topic.


Synopsis

Alice is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Although the operation is successful, chemotherapy and the resulting hair loss remind the young woman that her struggle for survival is not yet over. Although her boyfriend Moritz tries to be supportive, he isn’t capable of fully understanding her state of mind (or at least that’s how it seems to Alice). Her shame at her operation-scarred body continues to place a barrier between her and the one person who should be closest to her. Alice tries to overcome her demons, but her reserves of strength are limited. Touch Me is a sensitive, highly intimate film about the anxiety that accompanies an uncertain future, but it’s also about having the courage to live with those fears.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Eileen Byrne (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg). Filmography: La nuit passée (2008, short), Mena (2008, short), Pas de deux (2009, short), Legal.Illegal (2011, short), Eloge (2013, short), Iridescence (2017, dance video), Touch Me (Was bleibt, 2018, short)

Contacts

Film Fund Luxembourg
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www: www.filmfund.lu

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
   
Director: Eileen Byrne
Screenplay: Eileen Byrne, Elodie Malanda
Dir. of Photography: Rebecca Meining
Music: Marc-Sydney Müller, Carolin Heiss
Editor: Sebastian Wild, Laura Heine
Art Director: Andreas Widmann
Producer: Matthias Nerlich, Felix Parson, Christoph Ito Herrmann
Production: Südhang Films GmbH
Coproduction: Paul Thiltges Distributions, University of Television and Film Munich
Cast: Kristin Suckow, Max Bretschneider
Contact: Film Fund Luxembourg

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Eileen Byrne

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