THIS RAIN WILL NEVER STOP THIS RAIN WILL NEVER STOP
20-year-old Andriy Suleyman works as a volunteer for the Red Cross's humanitarian aid missions in the war-torn regions of Eastern Ukraine. Before settling in Luhansk, he fled Syria as a ninth-grader along with his family, who now live scattered across Europe and Asia. Alas, war continues to shadow him in his new life. Director Alina Gorlova accompanies Andriy in her second feature-length documentary film, both on his relief missions in Eastern Ukraine as well as on a visit to Germany to see his brother on the occasion of the latter's wedding, or on a trip to Iran to reunite with his uncle. The death of his father Lazgin finally leads Andriy back to his Syrian homeland too. By combining these elements of documentary portraiture with experimental black-and-white landscape footage and abstract images of a society at war, Gorlova succeeds in creating a sensitive and moving reflection on the nature of armed conflict.
Born in 1992 in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Gorlova graduated from the National University for Theatre, Film and Television in Kiev. In addition to documentary films, she also gained experience in the production of short films and advertisements. She has won multiple awards for NO OBVIOUS SIGNS.
2014 // BABUSHKA
2018 // YAVNIKH PROYAVIV NEMAE/ NO OBVIOUS SIGNS
2020 // THIS RAIN WILL NEVER STOP
Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar 2020
102 min, DCP, b/w
Russian, Kurdish, Ukrainian, German, Arabic
OV with German and English Subs
Square Eyes Film