Where Hands Touch trailer: Take a look at Amma Asante's complicated Nazi romance film
British female director Amma Asante truly arrived with her second feature Belle, while A United Kingdom was another complicated story based around race. It's a theme she continues in Where Hands Touch, which has not long made its bow at TIFF. Critic reviews have not been too friendly so far, although unfortunately the film won't be showing at this years London Film Festival. You can check out the trailer for Where Hands Touch above to get a first look at what's to come next year.
Where Hands Touch is a coming of age story set in the most brutal of times: in Germany, 1944. Leyna (Amandla Stenberg), the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother (Abbie Cornish) and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.
As Leyna's mother strives to protect her from the horrors that she could face as a mixed-race German citizen, Leyna is forced to forge her own path as the war goes on and the Nazi's increase their atrocities over the Jews and all dissidents. Can she find an ally in Lutz, himself battling a fate laid out before him that he is hesitant to embrace?
Asante wrote the screenplay, with the supporting cast also featuring Christopher Eccleston and George MacKay.
No release dates have been set for Where Hands Touch but we expect it to be early 2019.