No voy a pedirle a nadie que me crea (en)

No voy a pedirle a nadie que me crea



Fernando Frías de la Parra


  • Mexico


Feature film



Film exhibited in Toulouse: 

Ya no estoy aquí, Official Competition

Script writer(s): 

Maria Camila Arias, Fernando Frías de la Parra, Juan Pablo Villalobos


Everything begins with a kid who has always been a troublemaker: a future swindler, conning unsuspecting victims with an imaginary golf course he is about to build. He then involves the protagonist of this story – a Mexican who travels to Barcelona with his girlfriend to study literature – in big trouble: a petty drug deal that turns his visit to the city into a disturbing adventure, which, if I described it to you, you probably wouldn’t believe anyway...

Visual concept: 

This is a story where people keep secrets from each other, a story where no one, as much as they try, can connect, and overall a story that completes itself piece by piece like a puzzle. The tricky thing is that the pieces of two different puzzles have been mixed into the same bag: one is what is really happening and this unfolds mostly through the voice of a very confused girlfriend who doesn’t understand what’s going on with her boyfriend, and the other one is the novel that the boyfriend, who is forced into silence, is writing and hiding from everyone until the very last minute.
This translates visually into a very interesting language in which, for example, we sometimes see the same characters or places looking differently depending on the version we are experiencing. The camera language will be that of a discrete but sneaky and ironical witness.