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672 Ratings

I Won't Come Back

Ya ne vernus

Directed by Ilmar Raag, Dmitry Sheleg
Estonia, Russia, 2014
  • Russian
  • English


Anya, an aloof and love-spurned graduate student, is on the run from the police when she meets young Kristina, a precocious orphan determined to find the only family she has left. The pair embark on a harrowing and unpredictable odyssey hitchhiking across the intimidating terrain of Russia.

Our take

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.

I Won't Come Back Directed by Ilmar Raag, Dmitry Sheleg

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