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Touchy Feely

Lynn Shelton, USA 2013, 88’

“I like to put people into situations that are out of their comfort zone and see what happens. It’s like a little lab experiment, and this idea of somebody who works intimately with bodies of strangers on a regular basis suddenly reaching a threshold - because skin is weird, and bodies are freaky,” says Lynn Shelton in an interview for And she makes a film where problems with acceptance of physicality become a beautiful metaphor for fear of intimacy. Her moving comedy is about an ever-independent masseuse named Abby, her anal-retentive brother and dentist, and his introverted daughter, Jenny. It is a charming film about coming to terms with yourself, breaking barriers and emotions that cause you to lose control.


Lynn Shelton

Born in 1965 in Ohio, American director Lynn Shelton attended Oberlin College, University of Washington School of Drama and followed the Master's of Fine Arts program in photography and related media at the School of Visual Arts. As a director, she was awarded with the Someone to Watch and John Cassavetes Awards by the Independent Spirit Awards committee and honored with Special Jury Prize at Sundance.


Selected filmography

2006 We Go Way Back

2008 My Effortless Brilliance

2009 Humpday

2010 Mad Men (odcinek / episode Hands and Knees) (serial tv / tv series)

2011 Siostra twojej siostry / Your Sister’s Sister

2013 Dotykalscy / Touchy Feely


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director Lynn Shelton
screenplay Lynn Shelton
cinematography Benjamin Kasulke
editing Lynn Shelton
music Vinny Smith
cast Rosemarie DeWitt, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Scoot McNairy, Ellen Page, Josh Pais
producer Steven Schardt
production Most Favored Nations
sales Magnolia Pictures
language English
coloration colour
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