The protagonist of the film is Josebe, a Basque woman who lives in a nursing home in Chile. Days slip by imperceptibly at this closed institution. Because of dementia, Josebe does not have an easygoing personality; she is stubborn and seldom manages to establish contact with other residents. Although the woman has lived in Chile for several decades, she still recalls her happy youth spent in the Basque town of Renteria. I’m Not From Here is a poignant documentary about old age and a desperate attempt at hanging on to the memories which are still very vivid.
The international short film Jury at the at the 56th Krakow Film Festival, comprised of Ewa Puszczyńska (Chairwoman, Poland), Benjamin Cleary (Ireland), Aleksandra Maciuszek (Poland), Nancy Phelps (Belgium), and Enrico Vannucci (Italy), decided to give the Krakow Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2016 to I’M NOT FROM HERE, “a film that although set far from Europe humanly depicts the life, memories and dignity of a woman that nevertheless ill still embodies the pride and connection to her homeland, culture and language perfectly representing the European Union motto In Varietate Concordia – Unity in Diversity.”
I’M NOT FROM HERE is now nominated for the award ‘European Short Film 2016′.
The EFA short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards.
The next nomination for 2016 will be presented in co-operation with Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival (Portugal).
When the annual cycle is completed, the nominees will be presented to the over 3,000 members of the European Film Academy and it is they who will elect the overall winner: the European Short Film 2016 which will be presented at the 29th European Film Awards Ceremony on 10 December in Wroclaw.
Krakow Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2016
I’M NOT FROM HERE
YO NO SOY DE AQUÍ
by Maite Alberdi & Giedrė Žickytė
Denmark/Chile/Lithuania 2015, documentary, 26 min