Adina Pintilie

Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France 125 min. min Catalan premiere


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.


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Adina Pintilie

(Bucharest, 1980) Visual artist and director graduated from National University of Drama and Film in Bucharest in 2008, her films have won several awards. Her works explore the limits between fiction and reality, documentary and visual arts. She won the Golden Bear with her first feature film, Touch Me Not.

Filmography: Touch Me Not (2018), Oxygen (curt, 2010), Balastiera #186 (curt, 2009), Un te separa, dar… (migmetratge, 2007)

Adina Pintilie

Film information

Director: Adina Pintilie
Script: Adina Pintilie
Contact: La Aventura Audiovisual
With: Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Grit Uhleman, Chistian Bayerlein
Country: Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 125 min. min
Language: English, German
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2019


Golden Bear and Best First Feature Award in Berlin