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.
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