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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This human body; the source of shame, pleasure, fear, pain, desire. Similar to all yet so very different, and its interactions with the human mind vary even more. Seldom does a film deal with such directness with our corporeal existence as does “Touch Me Not”. And it feels very honest, even if occasionally its honesty feels somewhat calculated. As always, honesty isn’t easy to watch, but afterwards you appreciate it.
A sterile and glassy assembly of pretensions. It falls into the trap of taking a slim notion and then pontificating on it, slowly and coldly, as if this approach somehow confers a sense of grave insight if not meaning; de profundis this is not and skin deep it literally remains. That such things win prizes at film festivals is a reminder of the perils of competitions serving as little more than marketing tropes.
Simplu, dacă această Adina Pintilie e înrudită în vreun fel cu celebrul regizor Lucian Pintilie atunci ce vedem aici e un rezultat al nepotismului și merită notat cu o stea mare și frumuoasă, DAR dacă Adina Pintilie nu e înrudită cu Lucian Pintilie atunci lucrurile tot nu stau diferit, pentru că filmul nu merită mai mult. Mai bine s-ar construi o a doua Catedrală a Neamului decât să se mai finanțeze filme romanești.
This is not a movie, it's an experience in itself, complicated, tender and brutal at the same time. A raw, honest and emotional exploration of the difficulty and privilege of being different, of trying to accept yourself and be accepted by others. The daunting exploration of your vulnerability and intimacy starts with fear, unease, but if you go along and you're persistent, fear will be left powerless.
A bold exploration of intimacy. I enjoyed the sensuality with which disability was presented and the use of BDSM to heal and address trauma. This film is authentic, perhaps almost disturbingly so - maybe because in real life people hide more. Pintilie's choice to be on screen makes the film transcend its format and become secondary to the intense emotional journey on which her and her cast embarked. Watch it!