Laura Benson

  • Alain Resnais – I Want to Go Home (1989)

    Alain Resnais1981-1990ComedyFrance
    I Want to Go Home (1989)
    I Want to Go Home (1989)

    Joey Wellman, a cantankerous American cartoonist, accepts an invitation to come to an exhibition in Paris, because his estranged daughter Elsie is a student there. He arrives with his girlfriend Lena, and very soon wants to go home as the culture shock is too much for him. Elsie puts off meeting him because she is busy trying to find Professor Christian Gauthier, in order to get him to read her thesis on Flaubert. However Gauthier is enamored with American culture, and invites Joey and some other Americans to his mother’s house for the weekend. Elsie arrives at the gathering in time for the masquerade party and to see her father beginning to appreciate French culture.Read More »

  • Adina Pintilie – Nu ma atinge-ma AKA Touch Me Not (2018) (HD)

    Adina Pintilie2011-2020ArthouseBelgiumDrama

    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.Read More »

  • Adina Pintilie – Nu ma atinge-ma AKA Touch Me Not (2018)

    2011-2020Adina PintilieArthouseDramaRomania

    In her long-gestating first feature, Adina Pintilie uses bodies of all types to explore the boundaries of intimacy and challenge notions of beauty, which clearly wouldn’t be possible without a significant display of naked flesh. Whether she’s achieved that goal, however, will very much depend on the individual, as “Touch” is a divisive film that aims to address more issues than it can persuasively handle. Seamlessly blending fiction with reality, Pintilie invents a story about an Englishwoman grappling with intimacy issues and weaves in real people guiding her toward being comfortable with her body and the bodies of others.Read More »

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