I Won’t Come Back

In I Won’t Come Back, Ilmar Raag, director of the critically acclaimed The Class, dramatizes the odyssey of two children who have to grow up too quickly.

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.

“…a terrific film about girls, relationships, and abandonment, and how pain and loneliness can draw some people into cynicism, while making others more open and willing to accept any crumb of affection. Even when it’s problematic, it’s memorable.” – Letterboxed

“A resonant, poignant drama” – Sound on Sight

“Straightforward and natural.” – The Hollywood Reporter


Festivals and Awards
2014 Tribeca Film Festival – Won Nora Ephron Prize – Special Mention Ilmar Raag
2014 Traverse City Film Festival
2014 Helsinki International Film Festival
2014 Film By The Sea Festival – Won Dioraphte Film & Literature Award
2014 Taoyuan International Film Festival
2014 Scottsdale Film Festival
2014 Let’s CEE Film Festival – Main Prize, Feature Film
2014 Thessaloniki International Film Festival
2014 CineWorld Film Festival
2014 International Film Festival of India
2014 Minsk International Film Festival Listapad – Belarusian President Special Award