Venice Review: You Resemble Me is a Provocative, Shape-Shifting Directorial Debut from Dina Amer

Venice Review: You Resemble Me is a Provocative, Shape-Shifting Directorial Debut from Dina Amer
The worlds of contemporary geopolitics and narrative independent filmmaking collide in You Resemble Me, a movie that shape-shifts from a first act coming-of-age tale into something searing and provocative, and ripped straight from the headlines. Bold and scattered, it marks a formidable debut for Dina Amer, a first time director who emerges with no shortage of credentials: an award-winning journalist of Egyptian and American extraction (her work has featured in CNN and the New York Times) and associate producer of the Oscar nominated The Square, Amer is perhaps best known for her role as a political correspondent for Vice (also producer here), a job that that took her to the front lines of human-trafficking in Syria, among other precarious situations.

At the start, You Resemble Me plays a bit like Deniz Ergüven’s Mustang. We’re in France this time, but the lighting is just as lovely and natural, the mood just as vital,
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