I Am Not From Here

  • Director – Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė
  • Producer – Pato R. Gajardo, Maite Alberdi
  • Cinematography – Pablo Valdés
  • Sound – Boris Herrera
  • Editing – Juan Eduardo Murillo
  • Sales – FFA-Chile, The Danish Film Institute, Lithuanian Film Centre
  • Duration – 26 min.
  • Year – 2016
  • Country – Lithuania


Alice, a twenty-something Swedish woman finds herself in Mexico City, arriving just within the aftershock of a massive earthquake. She is on a personal quest: first to reconnect with her father who lives in a sanatorium, and then together to go searching for her mother who left Sweden years ago to become a beauty queen in the desert state of Sinaloa. Moving in a state of heightened reality, sometimes somnolently and other times hyperactively, Alice and her father set out through the city and then in the desert, all the while dealing with their own fragmented relationship. A progression through a series of episodic scenes brings us diverse encounters, often times feeling like a déja-vu. On the "road", Alice and her father try to figure out their tie and in the end, things are maybe not what they seem. This is a film about family dynamics and confused emotions, the past and the present, history, longing, and how memory works in trying to put together the lost pieces.

Screening on: 15/05 - 20:00 - Rustaveli 4, 16/05 - 20:00 - Amirani 3

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