Romania participated in the main section at Berlin’s competition and won the Golden Bear for the second time.
Romanian director Adina Pintilie, who wrote and co-produced a film about sexual intimacy, received the Golden Bear for the film ‚Touch Me not’ from a jury that decided this year’s award and that included Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer, who won the Golden Bear in 2013 with his feature movie „Child’s Pose”.
Adina Pintilie also won the debut feature-length movie award at this year’s Berlinale, the GWFF Best First Feature Award.
„Touch Me Not, a Romania” A German-Czech-Bulgarian-French coproduction, was picked ahead of 18 other films. The story revolves around an English woman’s attempt to overcome her intimacy issues, ranging across everything from disability to sex clubs by means of blending fiction and documentary.
Before Romania’s Golden Bear win in 2013, Romania was in the spotlight in 2004 when director Cristi Puiu went home with the Golden Bear for his short film „Cigarettes and Coffee”.