Amma Asante’s (A United Kingdom, Belle) upcoming film Where Hands Touch has released a first-look image in promotion of the project! The film explores a forbidden love in Nazi Germany and stars Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) and George MacKay (Captain Fantastic).
Stenberg portrays fifteen-year-old Leyna, the daughter of a White German mother and Black father who meets Luyz (MacKay), the son of a prominent SS officer and a Hitler Youth member. The film explores heavy conflict, per a promotional statement via Variety, “They fall helplessly in love, putting their lives at risk as all around them the persecution of Jews and those deemed ‘non-pure’ slowly unfolds. Does their love stand a chance amidst violence and hatred?”
Asante is eager for the project stating, “It has been a passion of mine to tell this story for many years — to shine a light on the existence of German children of color who were forced to grow up under Hitler’s rule, labelled as ‘Rhineland bastards.’ Against this historical backdrop, Leyna and Lutz enter a rite of passage negotiating the path to true identity in a society that has turned in on itself and is eating its own tail. Completing this film brings together everything I am as a filmmaker.”
Where Hands Touch is a Tantrum Films/Pinewood production, co-produced by UMedia and financed by BFI, Isle of Man Film, Head Fear and British Film Company.
Check out the image below!