Touch Me Not/
Nu mă atinge-ma
by Adina Pintilie
En., De · 125 min · Colour · WP
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 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.
Wed, Feb 21 21:30 CinemaxX 9 Wed, Feb 21 22:00 CinemaxX 5 Thu, Feb 22 15:30 CinemaxX 9 Thu, Feb 22 15:30 CinemaxX 7 Thu, Feb 22 22:00 Berlinale Palast (Premiere) Fri, Feb 23 12:00 Friedrichstadt-Palast Sat, Feb 24 18:00 Friedrichstadt-Palast Sun, Feb 25 22:30 International
by Ioana Uricaru
En, Ro · 88 min · Colour · WP
Mara, a nurse from Romania, got married whilst on a working visit to the USA. Together with her husband Daniel, whom she met as a patient, she is now waiting for her Green Card. She has already brought to the States her little son Dragos from a previous relationship. However, the naturalisation process is proving to be difficult and Mara increasingly begins to realise that the America she imagined has little to do with the reality. After the immigration officer responsible for her case exploits her plight, the situation seems almost hopeless. ‘Even the people who hate the United States want to live here’ is a statement the heroine of this film hears again and again, and her own experiences are characterised by a similar ambivalence.
Mon, Feb 19 22:30 CinemaxX 7 (Premiere)
Tue, Feb 20 17:45 CineStar 3
Wed, Feb 21 22:30 Cubix 7
Fri, Feb 23 17:45 CineStar 3
Sat, Feb 24 22:30 Cubix 7
Sun, Feb 25 20:00 International
by Corneliu Porumboiu
Doc. ·70 min · Colour · WP RO
Corneliu Porumboiu’s Fotbal infinit (Infinite Football) takes an equally peculiar look at the world of sport, this time in provincial Romania, following a local official’s attempts to bequeath the world an improved version of the beautiful game. But does everything here really just revolve around football?
Fri, Feb 16 16:30 CineStar 8
Sat, Feb 17 22:30 Cubix 9
Sun, Feb 18 21:30 CinemaxX 6 (P&I)
Tue, Feb 20 14:30 Delphi
Thu, Feb 22 22:00 Zoo-Palast 2