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I Don't Know Who You Are

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A gay Toronto musician is sexually assaulted one night and is in a panicked race against time to pay for HIV-preventive PrEP treatment, all the while trying to navigate the legal system and deal with the emotional aftermath of the trauma. I Don’t Know Who You Are is a film that feels at once urgent and frantic but is balanced with a rare sense of interiority and quiet power.

A brilliant character study, the film is remarkably intimate and filled with beautifully subtle moments in which we simply exist with Benjamin (co-writer and artist Mark Clennon, in a remarkable and sensitive performance) as he ekes out a living as an artist in the city. Inspired by his own personal experience, first time feature director M. H. Murray has created a striking and compelling film about the reverberations of sexual violence, and one that feels authentic and true. An important film and a must watch.

 

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Director
Cast

Mark Clennon

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Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2023

Series

Northern Lights

Language

English

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Content Warning

Sexual Violence, Graphic Violence, Gender or Sexual Discrimination

18+
103 min
LGBTQIA2S+

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Credits

Executive Producer

Martine Brouillet

Producer

M. H. Murray, Victoria Long, Mark Clennon

Screenwriter

M. H. Murray

Cinematography

Dmitry Lopatin

Editor

M. H. Murray

Director

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M. H. Murray

M. H. Murray is a Canadian filmmaker. He began making short films in high school and became known for his work on the award-winning web series, Teenagers, which he wrote, directed, and edited while in film school at York University. The series ran for three seasons and has amassed more than 15 million views online. His latest short film, Ghost, which marked his first collaboration with actor Mark Clennon, screened at film festivals internationally, including at Inside Out 2020 and SIFF 2021. His second feature film as a writer and director, titled Son of Sara, goes to camera later this year.

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