Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the September 3rd release of WHO YOU THINK I AM, writer-director Safy Nebbou’s romantic cyber-drama turned psychological thriller, based on the best-selling novel by Camille Laurens starring Oscar®-winning actress Juliette Binoche. WHO YOU THINK I AM is scheduled to open in theaters on Friday, September 3, 2021 in NY (Quad Cinema), LA (Landmark), Pasadena and Encino (Laemmle), Boston (Kendall) and Philadelphia (Ritz) followed by a national roll out.
Ghosted by her hunky twentysomething lover, Claire (Binoche - balancing cunning and vulnerability), 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.
Writer-director Safy Nebbou films include The Giraffe’s Neck, Mark of an Angel, The Other Dumas and In the Forests of Siberia. His stage credits include the 2017 adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage with Laetitia Casta and Raphaël Personnaz. WHO YOU THINK I AM is his sixth feature film.
Acclaimed French-Lebanese jazz composer Ibrahim Maalouf wrote the score of WHO YOU THINK I AM. He won the César and Lumière Awards for Best Score for Nebbou’s In the Forests of Siberia and was nominated for a César in 2015 for Yves Saint Laurent. Maalouf has worked with such luminaries as Sting, Salif Keita, Amadou & Mariam, Vanessa Paradis, Juliette Greco, and Archie Shepp.
“With Binoche once more on beguiling form… For anyone who’s ever been catfished or ghosted on the dating trail - her evocation of exhilarated human connection and terrified self-sabotage is uncomfortably easy to empathize with” —Guy Lodge, Variety
"A compulsively watchable drama which taps into some genuinely intriguing themes.” Wendy Ide, Screen International