P. Avril (Producer), B. Oana (Assistant Director, Line Producer, Producer), I. Chichikova, S. Love, H. Hofmann, L. Benson (Actors), A. Pintilie (Director, Screenwriter, Editor, Producer), T. Lemarquis, C. Bayerlein, G. Uhlemann (Actors)
Moderation: Nikolaj NikitinPress Conference at full length
‘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.
Romania / Germany / Czech Republic / Bulgaria / France 2018
125 min · Colour
Laura BensonTómas LemarquisChristian BayerleinGrit UhlemannHanna HofmannSeani LoveIrmena ChichikovaRainer SteffenGeorgi NaldzhievDirk Lange
This Romanian artist and director graduated from the Caragiale University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography in Bucharest in 2008. Her films have won several awards including the Zonta Prize at the 2013 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen for Diary #2. Poised on the border between fiction, documentary and fine art, her work is characterised by a highly individual visual style, the courage to experiment with visual language and an uncompromising exploration of the human psyche. Since 2010 she has been the curator of the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF).Filmography
2007 Don't Get Me Wrong; medium length documentary 2008 Sandpit #186; short film 2010 Oxygen; medium length fiction film 2013 Diary #2; short film 2018 Touch Me Not
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018
Manekino FilmBukarest, Romania+40 733 947910
Doc & Film InternationalParis, France+33 1 42775687www.docandfilm.com
Touch Me Not