Touched With Fire
CAST: Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti DIRECTOR: Paul Dalio Tuesday Film Series
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.
"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.Adam Graham. Detroit News
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.Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times