Exclusive Clip To Amma Asante’s Where Hands Touch Starring Amandla StenbergPosted by Wilson Morales
September 14, 2018
Blackfilm.com has been provided with an exclusive clip by Vertical Entertainment to Where Hands Touch, the new film written and directed by Amma Asante (Belle, A United Kingdom).
Hitting theaters on September 14, the film recently had its world premiere at this month’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Starring Amandla Stenberg, George MacKay, Abbie Cornish and Christopher Eccleston, the film will hit U.S. theaters September 14, followed by an exclusive window on DirecTV starting December 6. It will then stream exclusively on Hulu beginning in March 2019.
Where Hands Touch is Asante’s fourth film to bow at Toronto after A Way of Life (2004), Belle (2013) and A United Kingdom (2016). It will premiere there September 9 as a Special Presentation; Asante will also be part of the fest’s women’s rally September 8.
The coming-of-age film is set in 1944 Germany. Leyna (Stenberg), the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother (Cornish) and a black African father, meets Lutz (MacKay), a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father (Eccleston) is a prominent Nazi solider. The pair form an unlikely connection as Leyna’s mother strives to protect her from the horrors she could face as a mixed-race German citizen. Can Leyna find an ally in Lutz, himself battling a fate laid out before him that he is hesitant to embrace?
The movie is a Tantrum Films production with Umedia, BFI, Pinewood Pictures, Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology, Isle of Man Films and British Film Company. Charlie Hanson is producer; Ivan Dunleavy, Christian Eisenbeiss, Phil Hunt, Steve Milne, Robert Norris, Adrian Politowski, Ben Roberts, Compton Ross, Bastien Sirodot and Gilles Waterkeyn are executive producers.