Caroline Strubbe’s I’m the same I’m an other will be presented at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where it is to receive its world premiere as part of the festival's Wavelengths programme, known for its daring, innovative and autonomous films that expand the notions of cinema.

Still from Caroline Strubbe's I'm the same I'm an otherI’m the same I’m an other follows a man in his thirties on the run with a young girl. As they take a ferry to the UK, traces of a common past come to light – a past filled with loss and sorrow. Fleeing in secret, they end up hiding in a small apartment at the seaside, where they live day-to-day, exploring each other’s emotional territories. Mourning and grief bind them together, but is this alliance of dependence appropriate for them and for the outside world?

The second instalment in a trilogy, I’m the same I’m an other continues the story Strubbe started in Lost Persons Area, her feature debut which was presented at Cannes Critic's Week in 2009. Kimke Desart and Zoltán Miklós Hajdu take up the lead roles once again, while David Williamson signed for the principal photography and David Verdurme is responsible for editing. Albert Markos composed the film’s original score.

Strubbe’s second feature is to be shown in Toronto’s Wavelengths section, which offers its viewers a range of daring, visionary films that expand the notions of cinema. ‘This selection gives me a lot of hope and belief,’ says Strubbe. ‘Belief that there are still programmers out there who dare to take some risks. American independent cinema has been a large source of inspiration for me when I started making films. To see I’m the same I’m an other selected for Toronto, after the Cannes selection for Lost Persons Area, encourages me a lot.’

Tomas Leyers of production hub Minds Meet (Lost Persons Area, Blue Bird, Welcome Home) produced the film, which will be released in Belgian theatres this autumn.

Published on Friday 30 August 2013

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