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This Rain Will Never Stop Unclassified 18+

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Winner of Best First Appearance at IDFA 2020, this formally bold documentary traces a Kurdish-Ukrainian young man’s experiences of an endless cycle of war and peace.

Twenty-year-old Andriy Suleyman left one war zone to find himself in the middle of another. As a teenager, he escaped Syria with his family, taking refuge in his mother’s native Ukraine. His family is displaced across borders – a brother in Germany, an uncle in Iraq – and, now, he volunteers with the Red Cross. But Andriy’s dreams of a quiet life seem out of reach in a world where the tremors of conflict are as common as rain.

Shot in striking black-and-white by award-winning DOP Vyacheslav Tsvetkov, which magnifies the themes of grief, loss and disconnection, director Alina Gorlova’s latest film is a work of both notable beauty and inventive form that confronts the far-reaching destruction caused by every bullet and bomb. Intercutting narrative passages with sometimes elliptical but nonetheless affecting images, This Rain Will Never Stop is a sophisticated vision of war zones, both universal and intimate, and the scars they leave on humans caught in the crossfire.

“Absorbing … A brave and uncompromisingly artistic attempt to outline the contours of a much larger, perhaps species-wide soul sickness: the psychological and philosophical displacement that war churns up in its wake.” – Variety

In Cinema

Sat 14 Aug 9:00 pm [15111]
ACMI 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
Sun 22 Aug 9:00 pm [15541]
ACMI 2
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event

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Online

40254
Fri 06 Aug 9:00 am [40254]
Online 100% Subtitles Subtitles
Past event
Director
Alina Gorlova
Producer
Maksym Nakonechnyi
Screenwriters
Alina Gorlova, Maksym Nakonechnyi
Cinematographer
Vyacheslav Tsvetkov
Composers
Goran Gora, Serge Synthkey
Editors
Alina Gorlova, Olha Zhurba, Simon Mozgovyi
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Square Eyes

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