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Open Debate: TOUCH ME NOT - The Politics of the Body. All emotions welcome here!

17 March, 14:00

ARCUB - Sala Arcelor


Our body, intimacy, sexuality are essential aspects of our life, of our identity and yet topics we find so difficult to talk about, surrounded by so many taboos and blockages. Controversial Golden Bear winner at Berlinale, TOUCH ME NOT, by Adina Pintilie, is an invitation to dialogue, which challenges us to question our preconceived ideas about intimacy.

On the occasion of its Romanian cinema release within One World Romania, the Open Debate: TOUCH ME NOT - The Politics of the Body offers our audiences the rare opportunity to engage in a direct dialogue with the film's inspiring protagonists: the outspoken German activist couple Christian Bayerlein and Grit Uhlemann, passionate advocates for disabled people's right to intimacy, German transgender sex worker and activist Hanna Hofmann, Paris-based British actress and acting teacher Laura Benson, known for her roles in movies by Stephen Frears, Alain Resnais and Robert Altman, producer Bianca Oana and filmmaker Adina Pintilie. The debate expands the self-reflective process triggered by the film, by creating an open dialogue on the sensitive and urgent topics it tackles: personal boundaries, the body as battleground for ideologies, otherness, intimacy and disability, gender fluidity, non-normative beauty, personal freedom.

Free entrance.


Tickets: Eventbook
Logistic partner: DHL
Digital Partner: Canopy
Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Centre Bucharest