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)

TOUCH ME NOT 

(125', 2018, by Adina Pintilie)


BERLIN International Film Festival (15-25.02.2018) – International Competition (world premiere).

 

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

Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research about intimacy.

 

On the fluid border between reality and fiction, TOUCH ME NOT follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas 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, at how to love another without losing ourselves.


Country of production: Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/Bulgaria/France

Year of production: 2018

Running time: 125 min

Shooting format: 3.2K

Exhibition format: DCP

Aspect ratio: 1:1.85

Colour/B&W: colour

Sound: 5.1

Original language: English

Subtitles: English


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.

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