Film Review: TOUCH ME NOT (Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/Bulgaria/France 2019) ***

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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.

TOUCH ME NOT, filmmaker Adina Pintilie’s Golden Bear–winning first feature is a brave and raw look at bodies, intimacy, and empathy, exploring the private lives and sexual desires of four people with an approach that blurs the line between fiction and documentary. Moving seamlessly between erotic clubs and closed-door reflections, TOUCH ME NOT is a self-assured journey into the intimate lives of Laura, Tómas, Christian, and Grit. 

Not an easy watch as well as opening windows into a world of those who dare to break with social conventions and access the hidden…

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