WIFF | FILMS

I AM ANOTHER YOU

Review

Director:

 Nanfu Wang

Genre:

Documentary

Country:

USA

Rated:

14A

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

80 Minutes

Description:

Award-winning Chinese filmmaker, Nanfu Wang, inspired to film American imagery, is drawn to the hyper-reality of the Floridian landscape.  Her filmic intentions, however, take a radical turn when she meets a charismatic young drifter named Dylan, who has exchanged the comforts of his family home for intentional street life. He travels the world in pursuit of freedom. Intrigued by his choices, Wang follows Dylan on his foreign and domestic travels, though after awhile she begins to grow leery, finding him ungrateful and perhaps unscrupulous. But first impressions are not always as they seem, particularly in documentary filmmaking.  Choosing to dig deeper, she visits Dylan’s family, discovering there’s more to the story than there appears and Dylan is running for reasons much deeper than freedom.

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