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71 Ratings


Directed by Christina Choe
United States, 2018
Thriller, Drama


About a serial imposter, who becomes perilously close to losing her entire identity – and the only person who’s ever truly loved her – when her elaborate lies inevitably unravel.

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Nancy Directed by Christina Choe

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2018 | Winner: Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic

Independent Spirit Awards

2019 | 3 nominations including: Best Supporting Female

The reverberations from the contours of this complex, intense story are mighty, intertwining the power of creating fictions with the lure of living them, the failures of family life with the urgent desire for belonging, the frustration of a marginal existence and the yearning for a place in the world, the connection of identity and memory.
June 13, 2018
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What the film is finally about is not whether or not Nancy will inflict damage, but whether these lonely people can receive true grace. In this respect and several others, “Nancy” exhibits a seriousness of purpose that’s rare in American movies today.
June 08, 2018
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If you can look beyond the horrendous, wig-like thicket that clings to the head of the title character in “Nancy,” you might see something to admire in the movie’s uncompromising portrait of extreme misery. On the other hand, you might simply be weary of wincing at the visions of filmmakers (in this case, Christina Choe) intent on rubbing our noses in lives ungraced by a single second of loveliness or joy.
June 07, 2018
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