Touch Me Not. 2018. Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/France/Bulgaria. Directed by Adina Pintilie. 125 min.
“‘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” (Berlin Film Festival program notes). Winner of the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival. Courtesy of Kino Lorber.