Juliette Binoche really seems like a nice lady in real life. And it’s that reason why her performance in “Who You Think I Am” feels just a bit creepy.
As seen in the trailer for “Who You Think I Am,” Binoche plays a middle-aged woman, Claire, who decides it’s a good idea to create a fake online persona, Clara, and gets carried away when the 24-year-old avatar catches the eye of a younger, attractive man. That’s when Claire continues the ruse, ultimately catfishing the younger guy, and the lines of reality and fiction begin to blur.
“Who You Think I Am” is directed by Safy Nebbou, who co-wrote the feature alongside Julie Peyr. Nebbou is probably best known for his features “Dumas,” “Mark of an Angel,” and “In the Forests of Siberia.”
“Who You Think I Am” debuts in select theaters on September 3. You can watch the trailer for the film below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Juliette Binoche balances cunning and vulnerability in this romantic cyber-drama turned psychological thriller from writer-director Safy Nebbou. Ghosted by her hunky twenty-something lover, Claire (Binoche), a middle-aged professor and single mom, creates a fake Facebook profile to do a little undetected online snooping. But when her 24-year-old avatar “Clara” is friended by her ex’s equally attractive roommate (François Civil), superficial correspondence quickly escalates towards intense intimacy and uncontrollable obsession. Adapted from Camille Laurens’ best-selling novel—and co-scripted by Julie Peyr, a regular collaborator of Arnaud Desplechin—Who You Think I Am blends genres and bends reality to dizzying effect