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WHO YOU THINK I AM

Wednesday, January 15

Director: Safy Nebbou
Cast:Juliette Binoche, Nicole Garcia, Fran├žois Civil
Year: 2019
Runtime: 101 minutes
Country: France, Belgium
Language: French, with English subtitles
Rating: Not yet rated

Claire, a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young brunette online and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why? Originally she did it to spy on Jo, her on-and-off lover. But Jo only accepts friend requests from people he knows personally. To get to Jo, Claire sends his best-friend Chris a friend request and he accepts. The pair begins to exchange messages and their fake friendship turns into a fake love affair. Claire is in love with Chris and he is in love with her fake profile. Now he wants to meet the 24-year-old beauty he's been chatting with. She invents a busy job, professional trips and even a jealous ex. The more and more in love they are the more the situation becomes unbearable. Claire is torn between the impossibility of this love and the pain of having to admit her deception and risk losing it.

“Writer-director Safy Nebbou tucks bittersweet human observations between unabashedly outlandish twists.” - Variety

“A compulsively watchable drama which taps into some genuinely intriguing themes.” - Screen International

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