Touched with Fire

Touched with Fire

"Some love breaks outside the boundaries of sanity."
  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.2  (2,309)
  • 62

Touched with Fire is an American romantic drama film starring Luke Kirby, Katie Holmes, Griffin Dunne and Bruce Altman. The film was directed by auteur, independent filmmaker, Paul Dalio and was a largely autobiographical project, drawing upon the director's own manic depression to fuel the reality of the characters. The plot of the film takes place in a mental hospital and revolves around two passionate and skillful poets, Marco (Luke Kirby) and Carla (Katie Holmes), who are there imprisoned, both suffering and benefiting, to various degrees from bi polar disorder. When they first meet they crash together in a fierce battles of wills only to quickly put their differences aside when they both realize their profound admiration for the collected works of Vincent Van Gogh (who also suffered from manic depression). After some time together the duo begin to think of each other as soulmates, kindred spirits on a solitary path to artistic enlightenment. However, their respective parents see their bond as a harmful descent into further delusion, where their combined mania will lead only to destruction. Thus the two are separated and must deal with the anxiety and acute depression that comes with being broken apart. Yet even when they find ways to be together again they begin to discover that their union is not as perfect as they had previously believed as Marco believes that his mania is a profound gift to his art whilst Carla wishes for a normal life and begins taking mood altering medicine to acclimate better to society for a dire conflict between the lovers that could ruin their world for good.

Touched with Fire
Touched With Fire (Trailer 1)
Touched With Fire (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 2 min 23 sec

Touched With Fire
Touched With Fire

Trailer - 1 min 44 sec

Touched With Fire: Is That What Triggered It?
Touched With Fire: Is That What Triggered It?

Clip - 1 min 17 sec

Touched With Fire: A Conversation With Paul Dalio & Dr. Kay Jamison
Touched With Fire: A Conversation With Paul Dalio & Dr. Kay Jamison

Behind the Scenes - 4 min 40 sec

Touched With Fire: The Fire Went Out
Touched With Fire: The Fire Went Out

Clip - 35 sec

Touched With Fire: Meet The Parents
Touched With Fire: Meet The Parents

Clip - 1 min 24 sec

Description
Touched with Fire is an American romantic drama film starring Luke Kirby, Katie Holmes, Griffin Dunne and Bruce Altman. The film was directed by auteur, independent filmmaker, Paul Dalio and was a largely autobiographical project, drawing upon the director's own manic depression to fuel the reality of the characters. The plot of the film takes place in a mental hospital and revolves around two passionate and skillful poets, Marco (Luke Kirby) and Carla (Katie Holmes), who are there imprisoned, both suffering and benefiting, to various degrees from bi polar disorder. When they first meet they crash together in a fierce battles of wills only to quickly put their differences aside when they both realize their profound admiration for the collected works of Vincent Van Gogh (who also suffered from manic depression).

After some time together the duo begin to think of each other as soulmates, kindred spirits on a solitary path to artistic enlightenment. However, their respective parents see their bond as a harmful descent into further delusion, where their combined mania will lead only to destruction. Thus the two are separated and must deal with the anxiety and acute depression that comes with being broken apart. Yet even when they find ways to be together again they begin to discover that their union is not as perfect as they had previously believed as Marco believes that his mania is a profound gift to his art whilst Carla wishes for a normal life and begins taking mood altering medicine to acclimate better to society for a dire conflict between the lovers that could ruin their world for good.

Touched with Fire is a 2016 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 62.

Touched with Fire is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, The Roku Channel, EPIX, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Touched with Fire for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2016
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 42 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (2,309)
  • Metascore
    62