Who You Think I Am (DVD)
Juliette Binoche stars in a beguiling story where lies are entangled with reality.
To spy on her lover Ludo, 50 year-old Claire Millaud creates a fake profile on social media and becomes Clara, a beautiful 24 year-old.
"A thrilling web of desire. ★★★★" – Mark Kermode, Film of the Week, Guardian
Binoche stars as Claire, a 50-year-old university lecturer and mother of two teenage boys, who is contending with the approach of middle age and remains stung by the betrayal of her ex-husband, who is building a new life with another woman.
Claire has a new lover too, the handsome Ludo, but is under no illusions as to his fidelity.
Out of a mix of petulance and curiosity, she impulsively creates a fake Facebook profile in which to keep an eye on him: she’s ‘Clara’, vivacious, blonde… and 24 years old.
Ludo doesn’t take the bait, but his close friend Alex does, and their online connection soon becomes flirtatious. Titillated by the opportunity to be “young again”, Claire’s deceptions lead both of her identities into increasingly dangerous territory.
Based on the novel by Camille Laurens, this remarkable portrait – part romantic drama, part sly and wildly entertaining thriller – explores contemporary issues in an intelligent and compelling manner.
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