SAFAR Film Festival Virtual Cinema: You Resemble Me directed by Dina Amer

9 January '23 - 20 March '23

You Resemble Me | Released 3 February 2023

Drama | French, Arabic| 90 mins | Directed by Dina Amer

You Resemble Me tells the true story of Hasna Aït Boulahcen, a woman who was falsely accused of being Europe’s first female suicide bomber. Cultural and generational 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.

Preorder now to watch online via our online screening room from 3 February. A proportion of the streaming cost will go towards supporting the 2023 edition of the SAFAR Film Festival.


“An affecting and confident debut. A gripping and painful story of dislocation and belonging” – Hollywood Reporter

“A powerful cry from the heart. It has a scrappy, throat-grabbing energy” – Time Out

“A bold feature debut. . . thought-provoking. . . a nuanced character study” – Variety

“Breathless. . . hits home emotionally” – Screen


About the director

Dina Amer is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist. She helped produce the Oscar  nominated and Emmy award-winning documentary The Square, where the Egyptian Revolution  was chronicled from the frontlines. Growing up between the US and Egypt, her work has  focused on sharing nuanced, human stories with a global audience. Previous to her film work,  Dina was a celebrated journalist. She was an on-air correspondent for VICE, including The  Black Market Series, where she uncovered the human trafficking of Syrian refugees and  explored the underground economy of illegal Egypt-Gaza tunnels. Her written work has been  published in The New York Times, CNN and the Huffington Post. You Resemble Me is her  directorial debut. 



You Resemble Me is distributed by Modern Films and released in partnership with Willa Productions.


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Arab British Centre / SAFAR Film Festival / Modern Films

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