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Intimate Touch is a 19-minute romantic drama-comedy that takes place at and around River Restaurant, on Eriksberg, in Göteborg. The story revolves around a business dinner between a Syrian refugee and a Swedish Journalist. In addition to being a recent arrival Adnan is a deeply believing muslim while for her part, Ingrid is a well-known writer and political activist, with strong feminist values.  The formal purpose of their meeting is to discuss evidence obtained by Adnan which may bolster Ingrid’s public argument that a culture of toxic masculinity, not jihadism, is to blame for a recent terrorist attack, and others like it. But their deeper motive — and the focus of the drama — is a once-in-a-lifetime romantic attraction, and desire for a future together, that has each of them bargaining with their own moral convictions.


Script and directing: Michael Stöen & Ariel McMillion
Producer: Malla Grapengiesser
Co-Producer: Johan Sellström
Length: Kortfilm. 19 minuter
Genre: Drama
Shooting Location: Göteborg/Sweden

With support from: FilmCloud, Imago Ballonger, Capio Närsjukhus, Pronto .



festival / screening

We’re proud to announce that The Intimate Touch is :

  • Audience Choice Winner of  Manchester Lift Off  
  • Winner of the Best Short Script  of Luminous Frames Festiva
  • in Panel discussion with the expert on Islam Daniel Peterson at Anthem Libertarian Film Festival  July 21-24, in Rapid City, South Dakota
  • in  Skyline Benidorm Film Festival to compete in the European Official Section. The festival will be held from June 25th to  July 4th in Benidorm, in a hybrid version that will combine workshops, screenings and face-to-face activities, with the screening of the official sections through Filmin (only for the Spanish national territory)
  • in Ellensburg Film Festival 2021




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