"Plays its trump cards with shrugging insouciance, yielding giggles and gasps in equal measure."
Guy Lodge – Variety
"Binoche is superb, conveying the depths of Claire’s churning internal conflict with just
a nervy flicker of the eyes."
Wendy Ide – Screendaily
"Binoche is on impressive quicksilver form as
a dissatisfied, anguished and complex woman."
Neil Young – The Hollywood Reporter
Claire (Juliette Binoche), a 50-year-old divorced teacher, creates a fake Facebook profile of a 24-year-old woman. She finds a photo of a pretty young brunette and uses it. She has created an entirely fictional character, but why?
At the start she did it to spy on her lover Ludo. But Ludo only accepts friend requests from people he knows personally. To get to Ludo, Claire sends his best-friend Alex a friend request and he accepts.
The pair begin to exchange messages and their fake friendship turns into a fake love affair. Claire is in love with Alex and he is in love with her fake profile. Now he wants to meet the 24-year-old beauty he's been chatting to. She invents a busy job, professional trips and even a jealous ex. The more and more in love they are the more the situation becomes unbearable. Claire is torn between the impossibility of this love and the pain of having to admit her deception and risk losing Alex forever.
Based on the novel by
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Costume design by
Film editing by
Art direction by
in association with
France 3 Cinéma
a film by Safy Nebbou
"Celle que vous croyez" by Ibrahim Maalouf
"Je m'appelle Claire" by Ibrahim Maalouf