DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

You Won’t Come Back Here (or The Wind Is Lonely Without Me)

You Won’t Come Back Here (or The Wind Is Lonely Without Me)

Summer in a Belarusian village. The media are broadcasting an imminent presidential election – news that might as well come from another galaxy. This 89-year-old woman spends her summer months here, in almost complete isolation, in a wooden house that looks uninhabited from the outside. The garden has run to seed, grass grows everywhere and urgently needs cutting so as not to attract the demolition squad. One or two houses in the village have already been demolished. But who cares? This spot seems to have vanished from the maps long ago. And yet the lady with the hunched back does her daily chores, washes the floors, pours honey from a big tin bucket into a glass, scrubs the white laundry in the garden. In between she rests on her bed, positioning herself so she can look out of the window: on the side. Dmitri Makhomet’s film is pure observation.

Carolin Weidner

Nominated for MDR Film Prize


Original Title: Ty syudy bolsh ne verneshsya (abo Vetser sumuye bez myanye)
Country: Belarus
Year: 2017
Language: Belarusian, Russian
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 76 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Dmitri Makhomet
Cinematographer: Dmitri Makhomet
Editor: Dmitri Makhomet
Sound: Dmitri Makhomet

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.