5th EASTERN UKRAINIAN
FILM FESTIVAL
26 SEPTEMBER — 2 OCTOBER
2021

The family of Andriy Suleyman, 20, moved to Ukraine when it became impossible to live in Syria. But as they tried to escape one war, they found themselves amid another: the Russian aggression in the East. Andriy becomes a Red Cross volunteer in the war zone. But after his father dies, he goes to Syria to bury him in his homeland.

Selected Festivals and awards

International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, the Netherlands (18 – 29 November, 2020)
First Appearance Competition Won: IDFA Award for Best First Appearance
Festival Dei Popoli, Italy (15 – 22 November, 2020)
International Competition Won: Best Feature Length
Docudays UA (March 26 – April 4 2021). Special Award from Festival Partner Current Time.tv
Las Palmas International Film Festival, Spain (9 – 18 April, 2021)
International Competition Won: Golden Lady Harimaguada Award
goEast – Festival Of Central- And Eastern European Film, Germany (20 – 26 April, 2021)
Feature Competition Won: Golden Lily Award for Best Film
ethnocineca – International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, Austria (6 – 13 May, 2021)
IDA- International Documentary Award Won: IDA Award
One World – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic (10
International Competition Won: Main Jury Prize
IceDocs – Iceland Documentary Film Festival, Iceland (23 – 27 June, 2021)
Main Competition Won: Main Award

 
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About Director

Alina Gorlova

Alina Gorlova is a film director and editor, who was born and lives in Ukraine. She graduated from the Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theatre, Film and TV. She directs documentary and fiction films, social ads, and music videos. Her feature-length documentary No Obvious Signs received four awards at Docudays UA and the prize for an outstanding Eastern European film at DOK Leipzig. Her next documentary, This Rain Will Never Stop, became the best film in the First Appearance section at IDFA. Alina Gorlova participated in the Berlinale Talents 2019, CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator, and Eurodoc 2020.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

The First Step in the Clouds (2012); Babushka (2014); Kholodny Yar. Intro (2016); Invisible Battalion (2017); No Obvious Signs (2018); This Rain Will Never Stop (2020)

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Trailer

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