In Theaters November 4

Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the siblings are torn apart, the eldest, Hasna, struggles to find her identity, leading to a choice that shocks the world. Director Dina Amer takes on one of the darkest issues of our time and deconstructs it in an intimate story about family, love, sisterhood, and belonging.

Executive Producer
Spike Lee, Riz Ahmed, Spike Jonze, Alma Har'el

Awards

Venice Film Festival world premiere
30+ awards to date

Press

An affecting and confident debut. A gripping and painful story of dislocation and belonging.
Amazing.
A powerful cry from the heart. It has a scrappy, throat-grabbing energy.
Provocative and thought-provoking.
A bold feature debut… Thought provoking… A nuanced character study.
Amer’s portrait is both delicately impressionistic and stunningly revelatory.... She’s done nothing less than change the world — or at least how we perceive it.
Spellbinding and visually audacious.
A standout at the Venice Film Festival.
Breathless… Hits home emotionally.
Devastating… A counter factual gut punch.
Tour-de-force filmmaking that defies conventions in its search for the truth about what makes us the people we are… Knockout work that refuses to toe the line of conventional thought.
Daring… A nuanced, if provocative, introspection about marginalised figures… Authentic… You feel every moment deeply.
Searing and provocative… A formidable debut… Boisterous and kinetic… As daring as it sounds… Even Spike Lee at his most provocative might shy away from material as subversive as this.
Amer’s conviction in presenting this story of a splintered woman with the utmost humanity ensures your emotional investment as do the powerhouse performances from Soualem and Grimaudo.
Compelling… Simple and affecting… Truly exciting… YOU RESEMBLE ME doesn’t look like anything else out there, it’s obviously the product of a strong vision.
The film shows how children of migrant families in Europe are constantly code-switching, acting in one way to please their family at home and then another to keep up with their friends.
The worlds of contemporary geopolitics and narrative independent filmmaking collide.
Undoubtedly the thunderclap of this Venice Film Festival… Complex, courageous and powerful.
A coming-of-age tale that examines the roots of radicalization.
Top 10 Arab Films of 2021.
A visceral film that gets to the root of the identity crisis felt by European citizens of immigrant origin.
A knockout humanitarian statement.

Upcoming Screenings

Anchorage International Film Festival (Anchorage, AK)  –  December 2-11, 2022

MUSOC Social Film and Human Rights Festival of Austurias (Asturias, Spain)  –  January 7-30, 2023

Past Screenings

INTERNATIONAL

Venice Film Festival (Italy)
Red Sea Film Festival (Saudi Arabia)
REC Tarragona Film Festival (Spain)
Mannheim Heidelberg International Film Festival (Germany)
Sao Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil)
Luxembourg City Film Festival (Luxembourg)
Kerala International Film Festival (India)
International Film Festival Gorinchem (Netherlands)
FEBIOFEST: Prague International Film Festival (Czech Republic)
Aegean Film Festival (Greece)
Festival du Premier Film d’Annonay (France)
Stockholm Film Festival (Sweden)
Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greece)
Leeds International Film Festival (UK)
Dublin International Film Festival (Ireland)
Human Rights Watch Film Festival (UK & Ireland)
Oostende International Film Festival (Belgium)
Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival (Norway)
Beirut Women’s Film Festival (Lebanon)
Arab Film Days (Norway)
Kolkata International Film Festival (India)
Bengaluru International Film Festival (India)
MOOOV Festival (Belgium)
Arab Film Days Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Cheltenham International Film Festival (UK)
Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival (South Korea)
Women’s International Film Festival (India)
Amman International Film Festival (Jordan)
Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival (Georgia)
Afrika Film Festival Köln (Germany)
ESPOO Cine (Finland)
Filmfestival Der Neue Heimatfilm (Austria)
IndieCork (Ireland)
Amal International Euroarab Film Festival (Spain)
Kulturkreis Das Zentrum Radstadt (Radstadt, Austria)
POFF Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia)
Arab Film Festival Zürich (Switzerland)
MENA Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada)
ZINEXIT Human Rights Film Festival (Spain)

NORTH AMERICA

Santa Barbara Film Festival (California)
Miami Film Festival (Florida)
Human Rights Watch Film Festival (New York)
Phoenix Film Festival (Arizona)
Maryland Film Festival (Maryland)
Atlanta Film Festival (Georgia)
RiverRun International Film Festival (North Carolina)
Lakefront Film Festival (Washington DC)
Crested Butte Film Festival (Colorado)
Footcandle Film Festival (North Carolina)
Hot Springs Film Festival (Arkansas)
San Luis Obispo Film Festival (California)
Oakville Film Festival (Canada)
Cinequest Film Festival (California)
Filmfest DC (Washington DC)
White River Indie FIlms (Vermont)
Toronto Arab Film Festival (Canada)
Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (Massachusetts)
Berkshire International Film Festival (Massachusetts)
Indie Street Film Festival (New Jersey)
Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival (Minnesota)
Heartland International Film Festival (Indianapolis, IN)
BendFilm Festival (Bend, OR)
Indigo Moon Film Festival (Fayetteville, NC)
Women in Film Festival (Martha’s Vineyard, MA)
St. Louis International Film Festival (St. Louis, MO)
New Orleans Film Festival (New Orleans, LA)
Houston Cinema Arts Festival (Houston, TX)

A FILM BY DINA AMER

THE OTHRS & VICE STUDIOS/RYOT FILMS

PRESENTS

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

QUIET & LEVEL FORWARD

CO-PRODUCTION OF

HAMEDA’S STORIES & DARTAGNAN & WILLA PRODUCTIONS

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

THE GIUSTRA FOUNDATION

STARRING

LORENZA GRIMAUDO ILONNA GRIMAUDO MOUNA SOUALEM SABRINA OUAZANI DINA AMER ALEXANDRE GONIN SANA SRI

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF

GRÉGOIRE COLIN ZINEDINE SOUALEM

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

SPIKE LEE SPIKE JONZE ALMA HAR’EL RIZ AHMED
NATALIE FARREY SUROOSH ALVI DANNY GABAI ABIGAIL E. DISNEY ANGIE WANG HALA MNAYMNEH
GERALYN DREYFOUS MARNI J. GROSSMAN JAMIE WOLF REGINA K. SCULLY CHARLES DE ROSEN KARIM AMER

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

CRYSTAL MOSELLE SEAN GLASS

ORIGINAL SCORE

SAUNDER JURRIAANS DANNY BENSI

SOUND

CAROLINA SANTANA NICOLAS BECKER TOM PAUL

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

DEZ EPANE NESSRINE BOUKMICHE

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

OMAR MULLICK

EDITOR

KEIKO DEGUCHI ACE JAKE ROBERTS ACE

CO-PRODUCER

SOL GUY

LINE PRODUCER

CHARLES DE ROSEN

PRODUCER

DINA AMER KARIM AMER ELIZABETH WOODWARD

WRITER

DINA AMER OMAR MULLICK

DIRECTOR

DINA AMER

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