26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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director: Ursula Macfarlane
original title: Untouchable
country: United Kingdom
year: 2019
running time: 98 min.


This social documentary imitates the process of the investigative journalists who uncovered a whole mesh of intrigue, blackmail, bribery, and cover ups of sexual violence committed by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The film goes from showing the testimonies of the individual victims of the assaults to recognizing and analysing the patterns of compulsive behaviour based on years of long-lived illusions of "untouchability." Accusing an individual in reference to the #MeToo movement becomes an unflattering result of society as a whole. Weinstein's predatory behaviour would not have been possible without looking away from impending evil, self-bought cooperation, and coercion of forced silence.

“The pain experienced by Weinstein’s accusers is palpable in the film, but there’s also a sense that private anguish can be transformed into collective strength.” U. Macfarlane  


Director and producer Ursula MacFarlane lives and works in the UK. She is known as the author of documentaries and docudramas that depict true and sensitively portrayed personalities – be it psychiatric patients in Notes from the Inside with James (2013), Broadway stars in West Side Stories (2016), or kidnappers in Captive (2016). She was nominated for a BAFTA Award four times.

more about film

director: Ursula Macfarlane
producer: Poppy Dixon, Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn
editing: Andy Worboys
skladatel: Anne Nikitin
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
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