I Want to Return Return Return

A late-summer morning in Wrangelkiez, Berlin, Elpi, a young Greek woman, receives a phone call from a long-lost friend. As the day progresses, Elpi’s apprehensive wait for their reunion interweaves with the lives of other neighbourhood locals. In the neighbourhood there is a lingering feeling of wanting to get back to something. But to where, to what, and to whom?

Director Biography

Elsa Rosengren was born in Gothenburg, Sweden on February 23, 1989. After working at sea in her early 20s, she started making films while attending Rhode Island School of Design, RI, USA. Elsa graduated from the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin in 2020. She currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


Elsa Rosengren




German, English






30 min.


Saturday, 4 September 12:00 - 13:25 / Kijkhuis 1
85 min.
Sunday, 5 September 18:10 - 19:50 / Kijkhuis 1
100 min.

Also in this session

1. The First Bridge
Laila Pakalnina, 12 min.
2. Vagalumes
Léo Bittencourt, 19 min.
3. Inabitável
Matheus Farias, Enock Carvalho, 20 min.
4. I Want to Return Return Return
Elsa Rosengren, 30 min.

Student Competition

Friday, 3 September 20:00 - 21:55 / Kijkhuis 2
115 min.

Also in this session

1. I Want to Return Return Return
Elsa Rosengren, 30 min.
2. I Don't Feel At Home Anywhere Anymore
Viv Li, 16 min.
3. Heliconia
Paula Rodríguez Polanco, 27 min.
4. Forever
Mitch McGlocklin, 7 min.
5. Filipiñana
Rafael Manuel, 24 min.