I’m Not From Here

Maite Alberdi, Giedre Zickyte

Documentary. Chile, Lithuania, Denmark. 2022. 26min. Spanish, Basque

Out of competition

One of the hidden gems within Maite Alberdi’s filmography and which earned her the first international recognition at festivals such as Visions du Réel or Sheffeld Doc/Fest. I Am Not From Here introduces us to Josebe, an elderly Basque woman who resides in a nursing home in Santiago, Chile. Every day when she wakes up she thinks it is her first day in the residence, and every day she is disappointed knowing that it is not. She has lived in Chile for 70 years, and for a year she has been in the residence, however, the memories of youth that take her to her native country with her family are still very alive inside her and strongly attack Josebe’s weak spirit.

With a slow pace and gradually penetrating the viewer’s skin, Alberdi brings us closer to old age and the progressive loss of a memory that still clings to the last remnants of happiness.

Session Time
Thursday 14/03
12:00h - 13:45h
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