Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France


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.

Director's Biography

Graduated from the National University of Drama and Film Bucharest, Adina Pintilie is a young Romanian filmmaker and visual artist, often awarded in prestigious international film festivals. At the border between fiction, documentary and visual art, her work is very particular in the new Romanian cinema landscape, standing out through a highly personal visual style, the courage to experiment in cinematic language and an uncompromising exploration of human psyche.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Adina Pintilie

Written by: Adina Pintilie

Produced by: Philippe Avril, Adina Pintilie, Bianca Oana

Cinematography: George Chiper-Lillemark

Editing: Adina Pintilie

Production Design: Adrian Cristea

Costume Design: Maria Pitea

Make-Up & Hair: Iona Covali

Original Score: Ivo Paunov

Sound Design: Dominik Dolejsi

Visual Effects: Matei Ovejan

Cast: Laura Benson (Laura)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Discovery - Prix Fipresci 2018
  • Feature Film Selection 2018