TOUCH ME NOT, the feature debut of filmmaker Adina Pintilie, has been selected in the Official Competition of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (15-25.02.2018).

 

"Tell me how you loved me, so I can understand how I love, how to love".

TOUCH ME NOT is a film-research about intimacy, which questions our preconceived ideas about it. A film on how human beings can touch each other in the most unexpected ways.

Exploring, beyond taboos, the essential role intimacy plays in human development, TOUCH ME NOT aims to open new perspectives, to create a space of self-reflection, challenging the viewers to reevaluate their own ideas about intimacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOUCH ME NOT is a co-production between Romania-Germany-Czech-Bulgaria-France, with the support of EURIMAGES, Torino Filmlab, the Romanian National Center for Cinematography, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Czech Cinematography Fund, Bulgarian National Film Center, Eurométropole de Strasbourg, MEDIA Creative Europe, Sensiblu, Christian Tour, with the participation of HBO Romania and the Romanian National Television, in association with Hi Fi Productions - Laura Georgescu-Baron, Digital Cube and with the support of the Romanian Filmmakers Union.


The project has won the ARTE France Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Main Production Award at Torino Filmlab and the Cinelink Work-in-Progress Award at the Sarajevo International Film Festival and was selected at the Cinefondation Atelier in Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Gap Financing Market at the Venice Film Festival.


The feature is the first part of a future multi-platform art project, supported, among others, by the Pompidou Center in Paris, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, the Modern Art Museum in Warsaw and the Leipzig Spinner Art Center.

 

The festival promotion of the film is supported by the Romanian National Cinema Center and the Romanian Cultural Institute.

 

Creative team:
Cast: LAURA BENSON, TOMAS LEMARQUIS, CHRISTIAN BAYERLEIN, GRIT UHLEMANN, HANNA HOFMANN, SEANI LOVE, IRMENA CHICHIKOVA, DIRK LANGE
Director/Scriptwriter/Editor: ADINA PINTILIE
Director of photography: GEORGE CHIPER-LILLEMARK
Sound design: DOMINIK DOLEJŠÍ
Composer: Ivo Paunov, Einstürzende Neubauten
Produced by: MANEKINO FILM (Bianca Oana, Philippe Avril, Adina Pintilie)
Co-producers:ROHFILM PRODUCTIONS (Benny Drechsel), PINK (Radovan Síbrt & Alžběta Karásková), AGITPROP (Martichka Bozhilova), LES FILMS DE L’ETRANGER (Philippe Avril)

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