WE WILL NOT FADE AWAY

Competition

Andriy, Illia, Lera, Liza and Ruslan are growing up in Donbass, a region in Ukraine where war has been raging since 2014. For the five adolescents, the constant noise of machine-gun fire is just as much a part of everyday life as the typical questions of teenage existence. What do I want to be someday? What adventures and discoveries await in the world outside? These questions have a bitter aftertaste when perspectives in one's homeland are limited and war destroys the places that once provided comfort and familiarity. Alas, what it cannot destroy are their hopes, dreams and tender curiosity, which they satisfy with a journey to the Himalayas. Guided by an empathic gaze and unobtrusive camerawork, Alisa Kovalenko, who previously appeared in the goEast Competiton (2019) with her film HOME GAMES, paints a portrait of a young generation that has the courage to strive for the beautiful in life with disarming humanity, though surrounded by the ravages of war.
WIR WERDEN NICHT VERSCHWINDEN
FRA, POL, UKR, USA 2023 / 100 min / OV + eng SUB
Language: Russian, Ukrainian
Director: Alisa Kovalenko
Screenings
  • Caligari FilmB├╝hne Sa, 29.04. / 21:00 Uhr
  • Apollo Kino-Center Sun, 30.04. / 16:00 Uhr
  • Screenplay: Alisa Kovalenko
  • Cinematographer: Alisa Kovalenko, Serhiy Stetsenko
  • Editor: Maryna Maykovska, Kasia Boniecka
  • Sound: Mariia Nesterenko
  • Producer: Valery Kalmykov, Yana Kalmykova, Oleksly Kobelev
  • Co-Production Company: Telewizja Polska S.a., Current Time TV, ARTE France
  • World Sales: Stranger Films Sales
Andriy, Illia, Lera, Liza and Ruslan are growing up in Donbass, a region in Ukraine where war has been raging since 2014. For the five adolescents, the constant noise of machine-gun fire is just as much a part of everyday life as the typical questions of teenage existence. What do I want to be someday? What adventures and discoveries await in the world outside? These questions have a bitter aftertaste when perspectives in one's homeland are limited and war destroys the places that once provided comfort and familiarity. Alas, what it cannot destroy are their hopes, dreams and tender curiosity, which they satisfy with a journey to the Himalayas. Guided by an empathic gaze and unobtrusive camerawork, Alisa Kovalenko, who previously appeared in the goEast Competiton (2019) with her film HOME GAMES, paints a portrait of a young generation that has the courage to strive for the beautiful in life with disarming humanity, though surrounded by the ravages of war.
  • Screenplay: Alisa Kovalenko
  • Cinematographer: Alisa Kovalenko, Serhiy Stetsenko
  • Editor: Maryna Maykovska, Kasia Boniecka
  • Sound: Mariia Nesterenko
  • Producer: Valery Kalmykov, Yana Kalmykova, Oleksly Kobelev
  • Co-Production Company: Telewizja Polska S.a., Current Time TV, ARTE France
  • World Sales: Stranger Films Sales