Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the siblings are torn apart, the eldest, Hasna, struggles to find her identity, leading to a choice that shocks the world. Director Dina Amer takes on one of the darkest issues of our time and deconstructs it in an intimate story about family, love, sisterhood, and belonging. A haunting look at the roots of radicalization, YOU RESEMBLE ME wrings harrowing drama out of its fact-based coming-of-age story.
Executive produced by Spike Lee, Riz Ahmed, Spike Jonze, and Alma Har'el.
French with subtitles. NR, 90 min.
"Spellbinding and visually audacious." – RogerEbert.com
"An affecting and confident debut. A gripping and painful story of dislocation and belonging." – The Hollywood Reporter
"Searing and provocative... Boisterous and kinetic... As daring as it sounds... Even Spike Lee at his most provocative might shy away from material as subversive as this." – The Film Stage
"Devastating... A counter factual gut punch." – The Playlist