Touch Me Not (Romania,Germany,Czech Republic,Bulgaria,France)

Touch Me Not

Touch Me Not

  • Adina Pintilie

Synopsis

“Tell me how you loved me, so I understand how to love.” The (in)ability to touch and be touched is profoundly influenced by –and related to– one’s own history and family past. Touch Me Not aims to explore intimacy and sexuality, love for oneself and the others through singular experiences, in a film existing on the fluid border between reality and fiction. An artistic research that is defined and developed in what seems like the most respectful and empathic relation between Adina Pintille and her characters. Some are actors, some are not. We do not need to know whether they actually play a role or themselves, and can definitely assume that they all, to a certain extent, deeply understand what they have to deal with. Certainly a disturbing film, Touch Me Not is challenging in the most fertile way one can imagine, in that it subtly leads the viewer, once embarked on this journey, to slowly reshape their gaze and welcome new potentials. Just as for the protagonists, it is perhaps about overcoming old patterns and freeing oneself, no matter for how long.

Emilie Bujès 

Length: 125'
Country: Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France
Year: 2018
Language(s): English, German
Premiere status at VdR: International Premiere
VdR edition: 2018

Production

Bianca Oana (Manekino Film)
Philippe Avril (Les Films de l'Etranger)
Benny Drechsel (Rohfilm)
Martichka Bozhilova (Agitprop)
Radovan Sibrt (Pink Productions)

Sales Contact

Daniela Elstner
Doc & Film International
d.elstner@docandfilm.com
Tel. +330142779833
Tel. +33142775687

Screenings

Language(s):  English, German
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Tu 17 April
  • 21:00
Grande Salle (Salle Communale)

Followed by a discussion

Des scènes explicites peuvent heurter la sensibilité de certains spectateurs. Déconseillé aux mineurs. | Contains explicit scenes which may be offensive to some viewers. Unsuitable for minors.

  • We 18 April
  • 21:30
Capitole Leone

Des scènes explicites peuvent heurter la sensibilité de certains spectateurs. Déconseillé aux mineurs. | Contains explicit scenes which may be offensive to some viewers. Unsuitable for minors.