Tell Me Who I Am
2019
***
Director: Ed Perkins
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When Alex Lewis lost his memory in a motorcycle accident, his twin brother Marcus helped him to reconstruct the first 18 years of their lives, but decided to redact the deeply traumatic aspects of their childhood. This story is fascinating and unusual, but Ed Perkins’ documentary feels simultaneously bloated and incomplete. He overstretches and overdramatises the big reveal, which in the end doesn’t amount to much more than two sentences, and I’m sure was already disclosed in the 2013 book the Lewis brothers wrote with Joanna Hines. Disappointingly, the film sheds no light on the people who inflicted the trauma.