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TOUCH ME NOT

by Adina Pintilie

synopsis

‘Tell me how you loved me, so I understand how to love.’ Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project 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.

international title: Touch Me Not
original title: Touch Me Not
working title: Nu ma atinge-ma
country: Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Adina Pintilie
film run: 100'
screenplay: Adina Pintilie
cast: Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Dirk Lange, Hermann Mueller, Christian Bayerlein, Irmena Chichikova, Fdaeji, Rainer Steffen, Seani Love, Georgi Naldzhiev, Grit Uhlemann
cinematography by: George Chiper-Lillemark
film editing: Adina Pintilie
art director: Adrian Cristea
costumes designer: Maria Pitea
music: Ivo Paunov, Blixa Bargeld
producer: Philippe Avril, Bianca Oana, Adina Pintilie
co-producer: Martichka Bozhilova, Benny Drechsel, Alzbeta Karaskova, Jakub Pinkava, Radovan Síbrt
associate producer: Karsten Frank, Anne Grange
production: Manekino Film, Agitprop, Les Films de l'Étranger, Pink Productions, Rohfilm GmbH
backing: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Romanian Film Fund, Torino Film Lab, Cinefoundation, Media Development, Binger Film Lab, Nipkow Program, Eurimages
distributor: I Wonder Pictures