Date: 24 January 2023 (ended)
Section: WILD ROSES: WOMEN FILMMAKERS IN EUROPE. FOCUS ON UKRAINE.
Location: Teatro Miela
Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca degli Abruzzi, 3, 34132 Trieste TS
|FESTIVAL PASS TRIESTE and/or MYMOVIES|
CEJ DOŠČ NIKOLY NE SKINČYT’SJA
(Questa pioggia non finirà mai / This Rain Will Never Stop )
Ucraina – Lettonia – Germania – Qatar / Ukraine – Latvia – Germany – Qatar
2020, HD, b-n / b-w, 103’
v.o. curda – russa – ucraina – araba – tedesca / Kurdish – Russian – Ukrainian – Arabic – German o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Alina Horlova, Maksym Nakonečnyj. Fotografia / Photography: V”jačeslav Cvjetkov. Montaggio / Editing: Ol’ha Žurba, Simon Mozgovyi, Alina Horlova. Musica / Music: Goran Gora, Serge Synthkey. Suono / Sound: Vasyl’ Javtušenko. Produzione / Produced by: Tabor LTD. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Avantis Promo, Bulldog Agenda. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Square Eyes.
The film follows 20-year-old Andriy Suleyman as he tries to secure a sustainable future while navigating the human toll of armed conflict. From the Syrian civil war to strife in Ukraine, Andriy’s existence is framed by the seemingly eternal flow of life and death. The film won the award for Best First Appearance at IDFA and the Best Feature award at Festival dei Popoli.
“… Visually, This Rain Will Never Stop relies heavily on static imagery, and the film is shot entirely in black and white. The absence of color erases the geographical identity of space… The film is divided into 10 parts, each marks by Arabic number 0 1 2 34567890,from 0 to 0, this will emphasize the cycling of such thing as war and peace, destroying and rebuilding, life and death. The flow of the water is our main metaphor and rhyme in the film… Our film is divided into two worlds: the private story of Suleyman’s family and the metaphorical background of the world. These worlds are going in parallel and in every scene they are coming together, strengthening each other…” (A. Gorlova)
Born and raised in Ukraine, Alina Gorlova graduated from Karpenko-Karyi Kyiv National University of Theatre, Film and Television. In addition to her focus as a documentary director, Alina is also experienced in making fiction shorts, and social and commercial ads.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2012 The First Step in the Clouds cm / sf 2014 Babuška cm / sf 2016 Cholodnyj Jar. Intro doc. mm / ml 2017 Invisible Battalion doc. cm / sf 2018 No obvious signs doc.; Premi / Awards: Leipzig DOK – Premio MDR / MDR Film Prize 2020 This Rain Will Never Stop doc.; Premi / Awards: Firenze, Festival dei Popoli – Miglior lungometraggio / Florence, Festival dei Popoli – Best Feature Film; IDFA – Premio Best First Appearance / Best First Appearance Award