Berlinale 2018 Golden Bear & Best First Feature
‘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.
Nu ma atinge-ma | Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France | 2018 | 100'
Director Adina Pintilie | Screenwriter Adina Pintilie | Cast Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Christian Bayerlein, Grit Uhlemann, Adina Pintilie, Hanna Hofmann, Seani Love, Irmena Chichikova, Rainer Steffen, Georgi Naldzhiev, Dirk Lange, Annett Sawallisch | Cinematographer George Chiper-Lillemark | Editor Adina Pintilie | Composer Ivo Paunov | Additional music EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN | Sound designer Dominik Dolejsi | Co-Producers Rohfilm Productions – Benny Drechsel Pink – Radovan Síbrt & Alžběta
Karásková Agitprop – Martichka Bozhilova Les Films De L’étranger – Philippe Avril | Produced by Manekino Film – Bianca Oana, Philippe Avril, Adina Pintilie