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This Rain Will Never Stop

A powerful journey through an endless cycle of war and peace. Winner of the IDFA Award for Best First Appearance, as well as Best Film prizes at Go East Wiesbaden, One World Prague and Festival Dei Popoli Florence.

Having fled war in Syria, the Suleyman family is scattered around Europe and the Middle East. Andriy is in Ukraine, his brothers are in Germany and Iraq, while one remained in Syria. The film follows Andriy, who works as a volunteer with the Red Cross. He is now faced with another military conflict, the Donbas war, and is unsure whether to escape the war or stay and help people who suffer. He visits his brother in Germany and some of his relatives in Iraq in an emotional reunion. While we follow him on his journey, we see footage of humanitarian relief efforts, military parades, various festivities and happenings from everyday life. After the sudden death of his father, Andriy decides to accompany the body back to Syria.


Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar | 2020 | 102 min

DIRECTOR: Alina Gorlova

PRODUCTION: Tabor – Maksym Nakonechnyi; Avantis Promo, Bulldog Agenda

SCREENPLAY: Alina Gorlova, Maksym Nakonechnyi

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Vyacheslav Tsvetkov

EDITING: Olha Zhurba, Simon Mozgovyi, Alina Gorlova

SOUND: Vasyl Yavtushenko

Sunday 24.4. / 15:30 / Zaal 1

Special guests: Ukrainian choir “Chervoni Korali” & Nataliya Malhanova


IDFA, Amsterdam 2020 – Best First Appearance Award, World Premiere| Festival Dei Popoli, Florence 2020 – Best Feature Length | Docudays UA, 2020 – Current Time Award | goEast, Wiesbaden 2021 – Best Film | Ethnocineca, Vienna 2021 – International Documentary Award | One World, Prague 2020 – Best Film