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Touched With Fire (2016)

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When two poets with bipolar disorder meet in a treatment facility, their chemistry is instant and intense driving each other's mania to new heights. They pursue their passion which breaks outside the bounds of sanity, swinging them from fantastical highs to tormented lows until they ultimately must choose between sanity and love.

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Written, directed, edited, scored, and partially lived by bipolar filmmaker Paul Dalio, this intense romantic drama solely exists to prove that his so-called "disorder" isn't a dehumanizing defect.

February 25, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Dalio's script doesn't always flow as smoothly as the camera work, but an air of calm authenticity should leave audiences touched, in a good way.

February 19, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Touched With Fire" is effective in showing the intensity of a new relationship and the barriers people build up around themselves when they take on an us-against-the-world mentality.

February 19, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Touched With Fire" raises multiple topics of discussion, then avoids eye contact when it's time for the actual conversation.

February 18, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Dalio, who based the film (his directing debut) on his own struggles with bipolar disorder, establishes a gentle, honest tone that never wavers - and demonstrates a knack for vivid imagery that makes him a filmmaker to watch.

February 18, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[An] earnest and beautiful but occasionally flawed drama.

February 18, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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