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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  • ★★★½ review by Allison M. on Letterboxd

    Based on the recommendation of a friend, I decided to see this instead of another movie. I thought it was a great exploration of a young woman from China witnessing an American young man who chose to live on the streets. 

    She takes a few years to see the whole scope of the story. Really, it was a well-done adventure documentary. 

    This was the 36th film I saw with Movie Pass.

  • ★★★★ review by alex on Letterboxd

    I like how the film is as much about Wang's journey as a filmmaker really considering the implications of her work and her role as a participant in what she is documenting. She is a bold voice with a beautiful style of making and I can't wait to watch her previous work and to see more from her !

  • ★★★★★ 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 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.

  • ★★★★ review by Jared Mobarak on Letterboxd

    You'll be hard-pressed not to dive into the complexities of this situation that had seemed so cut-and-dry. There's a lot to be said about books and covers as well as the prisons we erect for ourselves despite being outside the ones society constructs around us.

    my full review at The Film Stage and archived

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