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Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not sells to 14 countries

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- World sales agent Doc & Film International is currently in negotiations with other territories all over the world

Golden Bear winner Touch Me Not sells to 14 countries
Touch Me Not by Adina Pintilie

One of the most controversial features ever to win the Berlinale’s Golden Bear, Adina Pintilie’s debut feature, Touch Me Not [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Adina Pintilie
film profile
]
, has already been sold by Doc & Film International to 14 territories.

The feature will be distributed in France (Nour Films), Greece (Feelgood), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Italy (I-Wonder), Israel (Lev Cinemas), Portugal (Leopardo), Poland (New Horizons), Benelux (Contact Film), Switzerland (Xenix), Taiwan (Swallow Wings), Ukraine (Kinove) and Turkey (Mars Media). Negotiations are under way for Germany and the countries of the former Yugoslavia, as well as with other territories.

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The film’s producer, Bianca Oana, tells Cineuropa that the film will be released in Romania in the autumn, with no deal signed yet with a local distributor. The film’s first domestic screening will most probably take place as part of the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (25 May-3 June, Cluj-Napoca), but this has not yet been confirmed. 

Touch Me Not was produced by Manekino Film in co-production with Rohfilm Productions (Germany), Pink Productions (Czech Republic), Agitprop (Bulgaria) and Les Films de l'Étranger (France).

The other Romanian Golden Bear winner, Călin Peter Netzer’s Child’s Pose [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Calin Peter Netzer
festival scope
film profile
]
 (2013), was sold by sales agent Beta Cinema to more than 30 territories. It was released domestically by Parada Film less than one month after the Berlinale, and it ended its run in local cinemas with a total of almost 120,000 admissions.

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