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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