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Romanian Sex-Tinged Film Wins Top Prize At Berlin Festival

Adina Pintilie (right) at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival. Her film, Touch Me Not, won the top prize.

Romanian director Adina Pintilie’s film Touch Me Not won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

Touch Me Not, an experimental, sex-tinged docudrama, was awarded the Golden Bear prize on February 24, making her the second filmmaker from her country to ever win the top spot in Berlin.

The film was described as a confrontational and explicit exploration of sexuality and intimacy.

Pintilie, a 38-year-old first-time filmmaker, said the movie was intended to "invite you, the viewer, to dialogue" with its explicit depictions of sex, disability, and inhibitions.

Malgorzata Szumowska’s Polish satire film, titled Mug, won the runner-up Grand Jury Prize.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa