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1,291 Ratings

Touch Me Not

Directed by Adina Pintilie
Romania, Germany, 2018
Drama, Avant-Garde


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.

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Touch Me Not Directed by Adina Pintilie
The director’s initial verbal reticence contrasts with both the eloquence of some of her characters and subjects and the explicitness of the images she captures. . . . The result is a curiously intense, weirdly tranquil experience, at times hard to watch and then hard to shake.
January 09, 2019
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More than simply signaling the presence of their creators, both films [Touch Me Not and Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974] are part of an intensely personal, intimate process for their respective filmmakers, whose involvement becomes even more crucial and significant (in both senses).
December 28, 2018
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Touch Me Not counters dominant ableist cinematic tropes that cast disabled people as asexual or undesirable, and instead enables Christian to speak frankly from his own experience.
December 04, 2018
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