I’m Not From Here
Director: Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickyte
Country: Lithuania, Chile
Year of production: 2016
Duration: 26 min
Josebe (88) lives in a nursing home in Chile. She’s obsessed with knowing where the rest of the elderly people she lives with come from. Everyone tells her that they are Chilean, not Spanish like her. Josebe insists on thinking about her youth in the Basque Country. After a full year of living in that house, she struggles to remember that she is living in a nursing home. After 70 years in Chile, she still vividly remembers her homeland.
Maite Alberdi, is a Chilean director and producer. She studied film and aesthetics at the Universidad Católica de Chile. As a director she has developed a highly particular style that achieves an intimate portrayal of the characters she works with, through everyday stories in small-scale worlds.
Giedrė Žickytė (born 1980) is a Lithuanian film director and producer. She graduated with an MA in Visual Arts from the Vilnius Art Academy in 2007.
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