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Being Someone Else

English title: Being Someone Else
Norway, 2020, 8 min.

Director: Øyvind Aamli
Production company:
SP Film
Øyvind Aamli

Age recommendation: 10 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

In this intimate portrait we follow thirteen-year-old Imogen’s process preparing for the biggest event of her year, the Comic Con cosplay convention. After choosing the cartoon character she wants to be, she meticulously starts to craft her own costume. We observe how this journey triggers dramatic events and slowly reveals her lingering wound of being kicked out of school. As the pieces of her character comes together through sewing her costume, experimenting with make-up, contact lenses and wigs, Imogen explains how becoming a fictional character helps her to cope.

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Study guide: German