TOUCHED WITH FIRE
Touched with Fire stars Katie Homes and Luke Kirby as two poets with bipolar disorder whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they 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.
Story inspired by the film maker's own struggles overcoming bipolar disorder.
The expression “madly in love” proves unfortunately apt for the lead characters in... Paul Dalio’s sensitively detailed and emotionally compelling drama about the exhilarating highs and harrowing lows experienced by two manic depressives during their ill-fated romance. Potent performances by stars Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby, strong contributions by well-cast supporting players and an overall sense of understated verisimilitude... should enable this handsomely produced indie to curry the critical favor...
In theaters February 10th 2016
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