No voy a pedirle a nadie que me crea

I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me

Fernando Frías de la Parra
International Competition
Duration: 116 min.  
Country: México  
Language: Español  
Year: 2023
Screenings:
Sábado 4, 09:00 hs., Teatro Auditorium (Sala Astor Piazzolla)
Sábado 4, 21:45 hs., Teatro Auditorium (Sala Astor Piazzolla)
Domingo 5, 14:30 hs., Teatro Auditorium (Sala Astor Piazzolla)

Mexican director Fernando Frías de la Parra loves shooting on borders. Not only the geographic—also the cultural, those of class and, in cinematic terms, of genre. He has shown that in his previous film, I’m No Longer Here (2019), and he does it again in I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me, a violent cop film that is also a comedy, sometimes a romantic film (in its own way), and other times, a screwball, but which is always eager to laugh at its own time. Juan Pablo is a literature student who has just won a scholarship in Barcelona, but before leaving Mexico, he sees himself involved in some business with a drug cartel that forces him to fulfill a “request” in Spain. The director uses that modern, mysterious Babel that is the Catalonian city so that his characters are always lost in a maze from which there might be no way out, not even through its upper part.

Fernando Frías de la Parra

Fernando Frías de la Parra

Fernando Frías de la Parra (Mexico, 1979) is a writer-director. He completed Rezeta (2012), his first feature, while doing a master’s as a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University. His second film, I’m No Longer Here (2019, 34th Festival), was nominated for a Goya award. He directed such series as Los Espookys and Minx.

Data Sheet:

G: María Camila Arias, Fernando Frías de la Parra 
F: Damián García 
E: Yibran Asaud 
DA: Pamela Borbolla 
S: Javier Umpierrez 
M: Isaac Bonfill, Martin de Torcy 
P: Fernando Frías de la Parra, Arturo Sampson, Isaac Lee, Antonio Asensio, Paloma Molina 
CP: Zeta Studios, Exile Content 
I: Anna Castillo, Darío Yazbek Bernal, Natalia Solián, Alexis Ayala, Carmen Beato, Ivano Palatucci, Juan Minujín