Touch Me Not

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Directed by Adina Pintilie
2018
125 minutes
18+
Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin, Adina Pintilie is both author and subject in her eye- opening drama about human sexuality.

Romanian director Adina Pintilie blurs the line between fiction and reality in her boldly conceived and executed look at intimacy, attraction and how we perceive beauty. As we meet Pintilie, she’s making a video essay with Laura (Laura Benson), a middle-aged Englishwoman who’s unable to allow herself physical pleasure. In her quest for answers, Laura hires a handsome hustler, a Tantric Sex specialist and also turns to Hannah, a transsexual sex worker. At a group therapy session, Laura and Pintilie meet Christian Bayerlein, a remarkable man whose significant physical limitations are no barrier to a highly sexual life. Bravely performed and with superb sound design, Touch Me Not is a fascinating and strikingly uninhibited study in how we relate to the skin we’re in.

This first feature by young Romanian writer-director Adina Pintilie, who also appears as herself in the film, is striking for its intelligence, self-assurance and originality – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter 

Festival guest: Seani Love

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Touch Me Not

Event Cinemas George St 9
Sat 9 June
8:45pm—10:50pm
Past Event Cancel

Touch Me Not

Dendy Newtown
Sun 10 June
8:30pm—10:35pm
Past Event Cancel
Year
2018
Classification
18+
Country
Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria
Language
In English
Director
Adina Pintilie
Producer
Bianca Oana, Philippe Avril, Adina Pintilie
Cast
Laura Benson, Seani Love, Christian Bayerlein
Screenwriter
Adina Pintilie
Cinematographer
George Chiper-Lillemark
Company Credits
World Sales: Doc & Film International
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