Tell Me Who I Am is a one hour twenty-five minutes extraordinary documentary by Oscar-nominated director Ed Perkins. It tells the story of 18-year-old Alex Lewis, who woke up from a coma after surviving a motorcycle accident in 1982 to find he couldn’t remember his own name, family or home. Alex relies on his identical twin brother Marcus to teach him who he is but the idyllic childhood Alex paints for his brother hides a traumatic family secret that the twins must finally face together decades later.
Tell Me Who I Am explores the blurred boundaries of memory and reality and the emotional bonds that allow us to survive. While the script of the film makes it interesting, the experienced direction ensures successful acting and excellent visualization in the film. The documentary is based on the best-selling autobiography of the same name, which was released in 2013 and co-written by Joanne Hines with the brothers.
Describing the film, Netflix added: “In this documentary, Alex trusts his twin, Marcus, to tell him about his past after he loses his memory. But Marcus is hiding a dark family secret.” The doc is set to premiere at next month’s BFI London Film Festival before landing on Netflix on Friday, 18th October.