Our body, intimacy, sexuality are essential aspects of our life, of our identity and yet topics we find so difficult to talk about, surrounded by so many taboos and blockages. Controversial Golden Bear winner at Berlinale, TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie is an invitation to dialogue, which challenges us to question our preconceived ideas about intimacy.
The open debate TOUCH ME NOT - The Politics of the Body offers audiences the rare opportunity to engage in a direct dialogue with the film's inspiring protagonists. The debate expands the self-reflective process triggered by the film, by creating an open dialogue on the sensitive and urgent topics it tackles: personal boundaries, the body as battleground for ideologies, otherness, intimacy and disability, gender fluidity, non-normative beauty, personal freedom.
At a time when the conservative revolution is assailing our bodies, it seems particularly important to discover them as vehicles of freedom. Through the intense controversy it raises, TOUCH ME NOT opens up a space for self-reflection, reaching beyond the cinema, into the public debate forum. It becomes - more than a film - a transformative experience, hosted by prestigious institutions such as: MOMA Museum of Modern Art New York, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art London, Forum des Images Paris, etc.
With Adina Pintilie - Director | Bianca Oana - Producer | Laura Benson, Christian Bayerlein, Grit Uhlemann & Hanna Hoffmann - Protagonists