Germany, Latvia, Qatar, Ukraine 2020 – Director: Alina Gorlova – Original language: Arabic, German, Kurdish, Russian, Ukrainian – Subtitles: English, None – Length: 102 min.

Where war becomes endless, overcomes boundaries and destinies and hopes and fears in turn blend into a mixture of uncertainties: in East Ukraine we meet the 20-year-old volunteer Andriy, who has fled here from the bombing in Syria.


Alina Gorlova

Gorlova studied at the Karpenko-Kary National University for Theatre, Film and Television in Kiev. Her oeuvre includes documentary works as well as feature films and commercials. Her second feature-length documentary NO OBVIOUS SIGNS has won several international awards. Gorlova lives and works in Ukraine.


KHOLODNY YAR. INTRO, UKR 2016, 60 min.
NO OBVIOUS SIGNS, UK 2018, 62 min.

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Writer: Alina Gorlova, Maksym Nakonechnyi. Camera: Vyacheslav Tsvetkov. Sound: Vasyl Yavtushenko. Editing: Olha Zhurba, Simon Mozgovyi, Alina Gorlova. Music: Goran Gora, Serge Synthkey. Production: Tabor. Producer: Maksym Nakonechnyi. International Sales: Square Eyes.

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