Romania, represented by TOUCH ME NOT at the European Oscars

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The only Romanian film racing this year for the prestigious European Film Awards (the European Oscars), TOUCH ME NOT has been nominated at the European Discovery – FIPRESCI  Prize for the best feature debut film.

The nominated movies had been seen and voted by those over 3,500 members of the European Film Academy in the past two months, filmmakers, film critics and other experts in the European film industry.

“Touch Me Not” directed by Romanian young female director Adina Pintilie has been awarded the top Golden Bear prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018.

TOUCH ME NOT will officially hit the theaters in Romania as of March 15, 2019. The production will thus return to Romania after a world tour of the greatest film festivals in Europe, Asia, America and Australia and after it had already been released in theaters in France, UK, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Greece.

The film is to be released in other over 20 countries during 2019.

“Touch Me Not” is a co-production Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/Bulgaria/France. Shot during ten weeks, during 2015-2017, boasting a mixed casting of professional actors (such as Tomas Lemarquis, Laura Benson) and real people, the film is a personal search which questions the prejudices we normally have on privacy, is a film-research about intimacy, which questions our preconceived ideas about it. A film on how human beings can touch each other in the most unexpected ways.

38-year-old Adina Pintilie has directed seven short films and two medium films. Productions such as “Nu te supăra, dar…” (2007) and “Oxigen/ Oxygen” (2010) have been presented in over 50 international festivals, while the “Balastiera#186” (2007) short, co-directed with George Chiper, has been shortlisted at Locarno film festival in 2008 and has won the silver at the Miami International Film Festival and special mention at Trieste festival in 2009.

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  1. Giles Eldridge says

    The European Film Awards have nothing to do with ‘The Oscars’ using this as some kind of quality bench mark is demeaning. European films have always been superior to the cash based dross movies that Hollywood churns out. The Oscars is merely a promotional device for Hollywood production studios and has no interest whatsoever in Film or Cinema

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