Final Girls Berlin (2022) review: ‘You Are Not My Mother’ brings atmospheric chills and folklore fears.


“In a North Dublin housing estate, Char’s mother goes missing. When she returns Char is determined to uncover the truth of her disappearance and unearth the dark secrets of her family.”

I was immediately consumed by anxiety from the opening shot. As a mother, the terror I felt was uncontrollable. And that was just in the opening scene. You Are Not My Mother is a unique coming-of-age tale through the lens of folklore and fear. It’s the perfect film for Final Girls Bering 2022 audiences.

With generational tensions you can cut with a knife, the power struggle screams off the screen. The script is carefully curated, with Irish pagan history weaved into the narrative. The tug of war between protection and control makes for a thoroughly engrossing watch. Do not get comfortable with this script. You are in for some gruesome twists. The sound editing creates another layer of fright. Brimming with scary good performances, it is the turn from Carolyn Bracken that will chill you to your core.

You Are Not My Mother, will entertain the hell out of you and make your skin crawl. It’s a must-see. Kate Dolan‘s voice as a filmmaker is nothing less than intriguing. You Are Not My Mother will have audiences wanting more. The best part is there’s enough intrigue to build an entire franchise. I’m all for it.

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About Liz Whittemore

Liz grew up in northern Connecticut and was memorizing movie dialogue from Shirley Temple to A Nightmare on Elm Street at a very early age. She will watch just about any film all the way through (no matter how bad) just to prove a point. A loyal New Englander, a lover of Hollywood, and true inhabitant of The Big Apple.

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