I Am Another You
Directed by Nanfu Wang
Through the eyes of a young drifter who rejects society’s rules and intentionally chooses to live on the streets, Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang explores the meaning of personal freedom – and its limits.
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★★★★★ review by Siân on Letterboxd
This was at the top of my Hot Docs list because Nanfu Wang's first documentary, Hooligan Sparrow, is a fave of mine.
I don't know how Wang captures people the way she does, but it is absolutely mesmerizing and poetic. She is a true explorer—genuinely curious about the world and it shows in her documentaries.
★★★★½ review by Dane Mainella on Letterboxd
"It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I'd been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here."--JAMES BALDWIN
★★★½ review by Luke Gorham on Letterboxd
3.5 out of 5 (B)
★★★★½ review by Trevor Ball on Letterboxd
A chance encounter with a charismatic individual leads the filmmaker on an adventure that teaches her (and us) a thing or two about humanity, and how each of us fits (or doesn't) into our society. This checks off all the boxes for a great documentary: interesting subjects, unpredictability and good fortune, a strong narrative, teachable moments, and a lasting message. I feel like anyone would come away from this with some new wisdom or at least a richer perspective.
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