Almost a year after Beyonce dropped her unannounced self-titled album, she released a short film titled 'Yours and Mine.'

The 11-minute video shows a more personal side of the notoriously private star.

"Before I was famous, I was the girl on the hill with the guitar," Beyonce says in a voiceover. "I was the girl that just wanted a beautiful view of the beach. And now that I'm famous, it's really, really difficult to do simple things."

The short film -- which includes footage from Bey's 'Beyonce' music videos -- shows the complexity in her life. She's reaching for her dreams (and acknowledging that she has the power to make them happen), while also struggling with being in the public eye. But the singer makes it very clear that she's not fishing for sympathy, as she recalls her mother's advice not to complain.

Get a unique behind-the-scenes perspective on Beyonce's life in the video above!

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