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I Won´t Come Back (2014)

Original title: Я не вернусь

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Feature film | Drama Duration 105:12

Anya is a good-looking, successful young graduate student. She gives lectures on Byron and has a relationship with one of the professors. One day her life takes an unexpected turn for the worse. A victim of false accusations, she has to flee, disguised as a teenaged homeless girl. While on the run, Anya meets twelve-year-old Christine, an orphan who is as desperate and reckless as Anya herself. This friendship becomes a turning point for Anya –
reliving her adolescence for the second time, she now is forced to rewrite her life. In I Won’t Come Back, Ilmar Raag, director of the ...

Director: Ilmar Raag

Keywords: plea for help | yearning for love | lover | auditorium | driver | difficulties in life | fantasy | fear of being alone | becoming independent | accidental death | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) CTB Film Company (Russia)
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Russian
Subtitles Estonian, Finnish, English
Duration 105:12


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Producer Natalia Drozd | Sergei Seljanov
Co-producer Riina Sildos | Aleksi Bardi | Oleg Silvanovitš | Viktoria Šamlikašvili
Director Ilmar Raag
Screenwriter Jaroslava Pulinovitš
Cinematographer Tuomo Hutri
Art Director Anastasja Karimulina
Costume Designer Natalia Sokolova
Composer Panu Aaltio
Sound Designer Lev Ježov
Editor Tambet Tasuja
Content Editor Oleg Gaze

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 18.04.2014, world premiere, Tribeca Film Festival, United States
  • in cinema: 12.06.2014, Russia
  • in cinema: 18.09.2014, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Tribeca Film Festival (USA), 2014, Special Jury Mention by the jury for the 2014 Nora Ephron Prize
  • Award, Andrey Tarkovsky International Film Festival “Zerkalo” (Ivanovo, Russia), 2014, Award for Professional Achievements
  • Prize, International Film Festival Film by the Sea (Netherland), 2014, Dioraphte Film- en Literatuur Award

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm