A movie that tells the ultimate bond that links creativity and depressive tendencies is available for online streaming this February 12, 2016. Watch Touched with Fire online free and witness what happens when aesthetic genius collides with mental madness. Two like-minded geniuses explore the limits of their constant need to create poetry and prose by recklessly defying the law and embracing deviance.
Touched with Fire writer and director, Paul Dalio, carefully tackles the journey and point of views of two poets who are both driven by their passion for writing and manic-depressive madness.
With accounts based on the book of Kay Redfield Jaminson, entitled Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, Dalio gives life to an indie rapper named Marco (Luke Kirby) and a known poet named Carla (Katie Holmes), whose life intertwines upon a fateful encounter at a mental institution. Both are diagnosed as bipolar and are under medication. While seeking for treatment, they discover their relentless and compatible devotion for their art.
Things drastically change, however, when they decide to leave the mental institution and escape as they fuel the newly ignited fire between them. Carla and Marco struggle as their relationship highlights its perfection and glory, and exposes its destruction as well without warning. The combination of two minds explodes as the relationship reaches the end of a crescendo.
What kind of destruction awaits Marco and Carla? What happens to creativity in the absence of manic-depression? How far can creativity hold on to madness and vice versa?
Like a roller-coaster ride, Touched with Fire is a reflection of the unpredictable highs and lows experienced by artistic people with bipolar disorder. Watch Touched with Fire online free and get a better understanding of the beauty and inability of depression, and the creativity and love that come in between.