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Imitation Girl (2017)

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A mysterious young woman materializes in the middle of the southwest desert, where each step teaches her about her new world and her new body. As she assumes a new life, she discovers she has a twin with whom she shares more than just an outward appearance.

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Natasha Kermani

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Natasha Kermani
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Lauren Ashley Carter ... Julianna / Imitation
Neimah Djourabchi ... Saghi
Adam David Thompson ... Max
Catherine Mary Stewart ... Mrs. Phan
Stefanie Woodburn ... Shygirl
Sanam Erfani ... Khahar
Kevin O'Rourke ... Larry
William Wakeland ... Boy
Taylor Warden Taylor Warden ... White Tank
Kevin Metz Kevin Metz ... Driver
Brian Morvant ... Brian Buzzcut
Kellie Overbey Kellie Overbey ... Margueritte
Gerrard Lobo ... Steve the Finance Guy
Kalyn West Kalyn West ... Gaby
Christopher Watson Christopher Watson ... Street Performer
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IMITATION GIRL is the lyrical telling of a mysterious being who arrives on Earth in the shape of a young woman. Taken in by Iranian immigrants, a brother and sister living in the American Southwest, Imitation forms an understanding of the strange species around her, and as she learns more about her new body and her companions, she comes to appreciate the beauty and the sadness of her new world. At the same time, Julianna, Imitation's world-wise, world-weary earthly double, knows both glitz and grit working as an entertainer in New York City, where her fraying life and relationships now threaten her preparations for the dream audition that might finally set her on a happier path. On learning of Julianna's existence, Imitation heads to New York, where only by sacrificing themselves to each other can the cosmic twins complete their portrait of a woman and find fulfillment.

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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USA

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English | Persian

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4 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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More female-directed sci-fi, please!
20 March 2018 | by anya-63131See all my reviews

Natasha Kermani is of interest to me because there are very few women directing sci-fi flicks (Mimi Leder's DEEP IMPACT might be the only female-headed sci-fi household name, though many more women are producing successful horror films these days). Women are often expected to make projects about relationships, cutesy rom-coms, or intimate dramas - but Kermani clearly wants to craft bigger, more imaginative epics. IMITATION GIRL had elements of Tarkovsky, Kubrick, Ridley Scott, and Wong Kar Wai. Loved it.


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