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Touch

Canada, 2001 (MIFF 2003, Fiction)

Director: Jeremy Podeswa

This extraordinary film is a Jean Genet-like tale of torment and desire about an abused boy dealing with the effects of having been released from captivity. It is a raw, beautiful and haunting portrait of an adolescent who only understands love as violence. From the director of the features Eclipse (MIFF 1994) and The Five Senses (MIFF 1999).

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