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No voy a pedirle a nadie que me crea
I Don’t Expect Anyone to Believe Me
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 (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.