PRAISE FOR IMITATION GIRL...
nominated ‘best independent feature’ for the 2018 rondo awards!
“Devoid of violence or threat, the film may in no way qualify as horror (although it is certainly science-fiction) – but as a portrait of female identity, in all its hopes and disappointments, joys and sorrows, Imitation Girl inspires a shudderingly sublime sense of awe that is not ultimately defined by male desires and demands.”
- BFI, Sight & Sound
“…boasts not just Lauren Ashley Carter’s best performance, but her two best.”
- SciFi Now
“…this chimeric and emotionally ensnaring small-scale odyssey is an awe-inspiring and, despite comparisons to similarly themed films, a shockingly original little picture from a filmmaker full of promise.”
- Taste of Cinema
“…a gentle tale about identity and what defines us… 2017’s gem.”
“…achieves a feminist fairy-tale with a shivery existentialist twist.”
"...a compelling examination of love, sex, race, identity and basically the human condition. All done in 84 minutes. See it. Accept no substitutes."
- Electric Shadows
“Imitation Girl [guides us] through a meditative, at points sensorial narrative, where Kermani’s command of rhythm – as well as her incipient authorial voice – are obvious and welcome."
- Critics Associated
“…Imitation Girl soars on Lauren Ashley Carter’s performance, and Kermani shows great promise as a thought-provoking and fascinating cinematic storyteller who isn’t afraid to push the envelope.”
- Daily Dead
“…a sensitive and thought-provoking little film that deals with the biggest of themes.”
“There is such talent on display here, both in [Kermani's] visual sense and in her patient control of tone, that she has immediately become a voice to which I'm going to pay close attention. Plus... she understands that the only thing better than a movie with a Lauren Ashley Carter performance is a movie with two.”
- F This Movie!
“…just added to my list of great films that have been released in 2017."
“In the vein of Kubrick, it’s a confident and patient study of an occurrence that is strengthened by the sure handedness of writer and director Natasha Kermani."
- Morbidly Beautiful
“Imitation Girl epitomizes grassroots independent cinema at its most fragile, beautiful, and honest.”
-The People’s Movies