You Resemble Me
DIRECTED BY Dina Amer
WRITTEN BY Dina Amer & Omar Mullick
STARRING Lorenza Grimaudo, Ilonna Grimaudo,
Mouna Soualem, Sabrina Ouazani, Dina Amer,
Alexandre Gonin & Sana Sri
Dina Amer, an Egyptian-American filmmaker and award-winning journalist, explores the roots of radicalization through a contemporary coming-of-age story in her bold feature debut You Resemble Me.
You Resemble Me delivers a nuanced character study of Hasna Aït Boulahcen, the troubled young woman who became connected to the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and was erroneously believed to be Europe’s first female suicide bomber. Although she didn’t participate in the attacks, she died during a broad anti-terrorism raid in Saint-Denis alongside her cousin Abdelhamid Abaaoud, one of the ringleaders of the coordinated assaults which killed 130 people in the French capital, including 90 at the Bataclan theater.
You Resemble Me premiered in September 2021 as an official selection of the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival.