Balkan Dox

This Rain Will Never Stop

Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar
2020 — 102 min / Black and white



This Rain Will Never Stop takes the audience on a powerful, visually arresting journey through humanity’s endless cycle of war and peace. 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.

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Directors' Biography

Alina Gorlova is a director and film editor. Born and raised in Ukraine, she graduated from Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theatre, Film & Television. In addition to her focus as a documentary director, Alina is also experienced in making fiction shorts, and social and commercial ads. In 2016, she completed her first feature-length documentary, Kholodny Yar. Intro, which screened at the Odesa IFF (Ukraine) and Artdocfest (Moscow, Russia). Her second documentary, No Obvious Signs, tells the story of a female Ukrainian soldier who undergoes rehabilitation for post-traumatic stress. The film has won multiple awards, including the MDR film award for outstanding Eastern European Movie at DokLeipzig 2018. Alina was a 2019 Berlinale Talents participant.

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Alina Gorlova


Maksym Nakonechny


Vyacheslav Tsvetkov


Olha Zhurba

Simon Mozgovyi

Alina Gorlova


Vasyl Yavtushenko

Screenings & Awards

IDFA, Netherlands, 2020
Winner First Appearance Award

One World IHRDFF, Czech Republic, 2021
Best Film Award

Festival Dei Popoli, Italy, 2020
Best Feature Length

DOK.fest München, Germany, 2021
Best of Fests

Las Palmas IFF, Spain, 2021
Golden Lady Harimaguada Award