I Won't Come Back
World Premiere

I Won't Come Back

| Finland, Russia, Estonia, Belarus, Kazakhstan | 109 MINUTES | Russian | English subtitles
Drama, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, Friendship
Anya, an aloof and love-spurned graduate student, is on the run from the police when she encounters young Kristina, a precocious orphan determined to find the only family she has left. When Kristina offers Anya a solution to her desperate situation, Anya reluctantly agrees. The unlikely pair embark on a harrowing and unpredictable odyssey hitchhiking across the intimidating terrain of Russia. Director Ilmar Raag gorgeously showcases the vast landscapes of the region while capturing the raw emotional dynamic between the characters. Newcomer Vika Lobacheva delivers an unforgettable performance as the loyal, sprite-like Kristina. I Won't Come Back is a visceral look at survival and a heartfelt exploration into the depths of friendship and the meaning of acceptance.

-Holly Voges

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Ilmar Raag
Ilmar Raag is the writer and director of the most successful film ever made in Estonia, The Class (2007), which was sold to 91 countries, won 25 awards from 70 festivals, and developed into a successful award-winning TV series. Ilmar’s recent feature credits are Love is Blind (Kertu) (2013) and Une Estonienne à Paris, which premiered at Locarno Film Festival in 2012.
Ilmar Raag
Yaroslava Pulinovich
Natalia Drozd, Sergey Selyanov
Tambet Tasuja
Tuomo Hutri, F.S.C.
Executive Producer
Natalia Smirnova
Panu Aaltio
Riina Sildos, Aleksi Bardy, Oleg Silvanovich, Viktoria Shamlikashvili
Polina Pushkaruk, Victoria Lobacheva, Andrey Astrahantsev, Sergej Jacenjuk, Galina Mochalova

Print Source
Ilmar Raag
c/o Visit Films
Brooklyn, 11222
Phone: 718 312 8210
International Sales Contact
Ryan Kampe
Visit Films
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Phone: 718 312 8210
US Sales Contact
Ryan Kampe
Visit Films
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Phone: 718 312 8210
Press Contact
Tiffany Malloy
Sunshine Sachs
New York, 10013
Phone: 201 925 1122

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