Programme 2018

Touch Me Not

Director: Adina Pintilie


Section: International Competition

Country: Romania, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Czech Republic | Year: 2018

Language(s): English, German | Time: 125 mins

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A filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research on intimacy. On the fluid border of reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tomas, and Christian, offering a deeply empathic insight into their lives. Craving for intimacy yet also deeply afraid of it, they work to overcome old patterns, defense mechanisms, and taboos, to cut the cord and finally be free. Touch Me Not looks at how we can find intimacy in the most unexpected ways and at how to love another without losing ourselves.  

Director's Bio

Adina Pintilie graduated from the National University of Drama and Film Bucharest in 2008. She is a young Romanian filmmaker and visual artist, often awarded in prestigious international film festivals. Lying at the border of fiction, documentary, and visual art, her work is very particular in the new Romanian cinema landscape, standing out through a highly personal visual style, the courage to experiment in cinematic language, and an uncompromising exploration of human psyche.

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