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Photo of Ilmar Raag

Ilmar Raag

“Often what I see is that creative people do something and are then very unhappy when they see that the audience don't react in the way they'd hoped. In television this can be very cruel, but you start to see what effect certain kinds of ideas will have on certain kinds of audiences. When I write something, even if I hope that everybody will love it, in reality I know that there is potentially only a fixed number of people who could be interested in it.”

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    Ilmar Raag, Dmitry Sheleg Russia, 2014

    A drama of youthful flight that transforms into an unlikely road movie about friendship, I Won’t Come Back is a story of female companionship formed across a remarkable landscape: Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Polina Pushkaruk’s stunning performance, as Anya, marks her as an actress to follow.

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