Touch Me Not


Adina Pintilie

With: Laura Benson, Tomas Lemarquis, Grit Uhlemann, Christian Bayerlein, Hanna Hofman, Irmena Chichicova

Tell me how you loved me, so I understand how to love.
Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research about intimacy.
On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tomas 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.

Festivals & Awards

Berlinale 2018 – Golden Bear & Best First Feature Award


Thessaloniki FF – Wift Award

Reykjavik IFF



Cristian Neagoe - Manekino Films

A relentlessly immersive tour de force. An eye-opening look at human sexuality. Striking for its intelligence, self-assurance and originality.

Hollywood Reporter

Radically humane, a bold treatise about the strange (and often estranged) relationship humans have with their own bodies.


This nonlinear exploration of intimacy seeks to challenge notions of beauty while opening viewers up to a range of sexual pleasures.




Original title: Touch Me Not

Production: Manekino Films - Rohfilm Productions - Les Films de l'Étranger - Agitprop - Pink

Nationality: Romania - Germany - France - Bulgaria - Czech Republic

Year of production: 2018

Running time: 125'

Language: English, German


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