BUCHAREST: Adina Pintilie’s debut feature Touch Me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă, which was selected for the Competition of the 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February 2018), has been acquired by the Paris-based Doc & Film International.
The film doesn't have a distributor in Romania yet, where it is expected to be released in autumn-winter 2018, representatives from Manekino Film told FNE.
Touch Me Not is an exploration of intimacy and is set to be part of a multi-platform art project. The main characters are played by Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Christian Bayerlein, Grit Uhlemann, Hanna Hofmann, Seani Love and Irmena Chichikova.
The film was produced by Romania’s Manekino Film in coproduction with RohFilm Productions (Germany), PINK from the Czech Republic, Bulgaria’s Agitprop Ltd and France’s Les Films de l'Étranger.
The project received production support from the Romanian Film Centre, EURIMAGES, Torino Film Lab, MDM (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung) Germany, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Czech Film Fund and Strasbourg Urban Community. It also received an ARTE award at Cinemart 2011 and MEDIA development support, and was selected for Atelier Cinéfondation of Cannes Film Festival 2012, Binger FilmLab, Torino Film Lab and Sarajevo Work in Progress 2016.