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.
"Tell me how you loved me, so I understand how to love." 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 empathetic 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.Written by
68th Berlin International Film Festival & Manekino Film
Touch Me Not is a disjointed, postmodern, feminist, exhibitionistic, self-therapeutic attempt by the director of the film. There is really no narrative, but a straightforward portrayal by a frigid, apparently traumatized woman (seemingly by her abusive father, represented by the dying man at the hospital?), intermingled with politically correct "integrative" alternative views of sexuality, probably an intention of naive openness (so european!) -a blatant expression of how developed countries are so far removed from common sense and simpler, healthier ways of human interaction, alienated by their own (un)doing. it is astonishing to me, a denizen of a so-called "third world country" how these kinds of movies get made, how such a person can get funding for her own therapeutic process, which really is so personal it is hard to relate to, from any point of view. And yet, it is evidence, through the glimpses of the interjecting scenes, of how neurotic europeans really are, in many cases by their sheer weakness out of material comfort, but poverty of true intimacy: at the end, even the "film maker" says she thought she knew everything about intimacy, evincing her arrogant naivety. This movie is a reflection of extreme cases, without going to extremes. I give it five stars, nevertheless, from the excellent cinematography and the acting, especially, Laura Benson, who plays the frigid woman excellently. Hopefully, the director will one day mature in order to make better material...and not think she knows everything about film making...at her very young age.
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