Maleny Film Society Presents – Who You Think I Am
December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Doors Open 6 pm for Optional Sit-Down Dinner
Movie Starts at 7:15 pm
Juliette Binoche, in fine form, plays 50 year-old Claire, who is incensed that 25 year-old boyfriend Ludo has ended the relationship. Knowing he’ll look for someone new on the internet, she uses a photo of someone else to create a fake persona: ‘Clara’, 24 and gorgeous. So an intelligent professional becomes, in effect, an online stalker—what is known as a ‘catfish’. The bait is taken, not by Ludo but by his friend Alex. Alex responds to ‘Clara’ and becomes completely smitten. And now Claire finds herself falling hopelessly in love with Alex, though their contact is only online. The film has elements of both romantic comedy and psychological thriller as it explores the modern phenomenon of social media, where desires can easily be aroused while honesty is easily avoided.