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I Won’t Go Back Home

Albertina Carri
No quiero volver a casa
Argentina, Netherlands 2000 / 78’

A murder in Buenos Aires at the beginning of the 21st century. While Carri tries to shed light on the reasons behind the killing, we will, in fact, have to guess them ourselves. The perpetrator of the crime, an unemployed man named Rubén, still lives with his parents, although he doesn’t get along with them particularly well. He is seeing a woman named Susana, who also sees other men. The victim is Roberto, one of Susana’s clients, a businessman who runs a company with his brother-in-law, Ricardo. A series of coincidences ensure that the murderer and the victim cross paths, thereby leading to an encounter between two social classes in a strongly divided Argentina. Right from the beginning, it’s clear that nothing good will come of this. Filmed in black-and-white, Albertina Carri’s debut, which the cult Argentinian director wrote, directed and produced herself, was shown at festivals in Rotterdam, London and Vienna. Her enigmatic film, characterized by cold observation, Brechtian estrangement and an ambiguous sense of humor, is a classic example of the independent spirit of Argentinian cinema of the early 2000s.

Adam Kruk

Albertina Carri

One of the most important figures in new Argentinian cinema, Albertina Carri was born in Buenos Aires in 1973. Her debut at the age of 24, No quiero volver a casa, was shown at festivals in Rotterdam, London and Vienna. Her interest in animation resulted in her short film Aurora and the two-time FIPRESCI award winner Anger. Carri—a director, screenwriter, producer and visual artist—works with a variety of film genres, creating ambiguous works that are bursting with inventiveness.

Selected filmography

2000 Nie wracam do domu / No quiero volver a casa / I Won’t Go Back Home

2003 Los rubios / The Blonds

2005 Bliźnięta / Géminis / Geminis

2008 Złość / La rabia / Anger

2018 Córki ognia / Las hijas del fuego / The Daughters of Fire

Cast & Crew

director Albertina Carri
screenplay Albertina Carri, Paola Carri
cinematography Paola Grandio
editing Rosario Suarez
music Edgardo Rudnitzky
cast Analía Couceyro, Martín Churba, Manuel Callau, Margara Alonso, Luciano Suardi, Nicolás Villagra, Luis Ziembrowski
producer Albertina Carri, Martín Rejtman, Hernán Musaluppi
production Mandragora Producciones SRL
sales Albertina Carri
language Spanish, English
colouration b&w