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This Rain Will Never Stop

Fall Grants 2019

Alina Gorlova / Feature Documentary / Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar / 102 min / Original Language: Arabic, German, Kurdish, Russian, Ukrainian / Interests: Social Issues, War, Immigration, Identity, Creative Documentary


‘This Rain Will Never Stop’ takes audiences 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.


Alina Gorlova
Alina Gorlova, Maksym Nakonechnyi
Maksym Nakonechnyi, Ilona Bicevska, Patrick Hamm
Production Company
Tabor LTD

About the Director

Alina Gorlova is a director, writer, and film editor. Born and raised in Ukraine, she graduated from Karpenko-Kary 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. 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 and CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator participant.

Awards and Festival History


World Premiere, IDFA


  • Main Contact

    Maksym Nakonechnyi

    Tabor LTD

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