MEDIA films on UK screens: October
Touch Me Not (Nu ma atinge-ma)
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.
Manekino Film received Single Project funding to develop this film in co-production with Rohfilm Productions, Pink Productions, Agitprop and Les Films de l'Étranger.
Touch Me Not is released in the UK on 19 October by MUBI.
Marcello is a small and gentle dog groomer who finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorises the entire neighbourhood. When Simone exploits him too much, Marcello must make a crucial and potentially dangerous decision in order to regain his dignity.
Dogman is released in France with support from Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme.
It is released in the UK by Curzon Artificial Eye on 19 October.
U – July 22 (Utøya 22. juli)
On 22 July 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In the film, we meet 18 year old Kaja 12 minutes before the first shot is fired. We then follow her as she tries to survive – minute by minute.
German sales agent Global Screen received support for the film through Creative Europe’s Sales Agents scheme.
It is released in the UK by Modern Films on 26 October.
A Woman Captured
A European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years. Drawing courage from the filmmaker's presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person.
Hungarian production company Eclipse Films received funding through the Single Project scheme to develop this film in 2015.
It is released in the UK by Sheffield Doc/Fest on 27 October.
Image: Dogman is released in France with support from Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme.
10 Oct 2018