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For the Suleymans, the escape from Syria was like the Big Bang, and what followed wasn’t peaceful either. Scattered to the four winds, it seems the brothers found no safety, no sense of belonging, and no escape from the echoes of war. Skillfully filmed in black and white, the film follows Andriy, an exceptional Red Cross volunteer in Ukraine, his new home. Divided into visually arresting short chapters, his story progresses through touching reunions with his family in Germany and Kurdistan, and his decision to accompany his father’s body back to Syria. Footage of military parades (complete with marching bands), endless lines of people waiting for humanitarian aid, and tender images of civilians clinging to their fragile day-to-day routines—all clarify that this family’s story is one of many.

Previous Festivals: IDFA, Festival Dei Popoli, Docudays UA

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Screening Schedule:
  • Tue 06.07 | 16:30 | Cinematheque 4
  • Wed 07.07 | 12:00 | Cinematheque 1
  • Thu 08.07 | 17:00 | Webinars | Filmmaker Alina Gorlova in Conversation with Dr. Shmulik Duvdevani
  • Fri 09.07 | 16:45 | Cinematheque 1
  • Watch online | The film will be available From July 1st until July 31st

Meet the Filmmakers

  • Filmmaker Alina Gorlova in Conversation with Dr. Shmulik Duvdevani

    Thu 08.07 at 17:00

Born and raised in Ukraine, she graduated Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theatre, Film and Television. In 2016, she completed her first mid-length documentary, Kholodny Yar. Intro. Her second documentary, No Obvious Signs, has won multiple awards.

Production: Maksym Nakonechnyi, Ilona Bicevska, Patrick Hamm
Production Company: Tabor
Editing: Olha Zhurba, Simon Mozgovyi, Alina Gorlova
Cinematography: Vyacheslav Tsvetkov
Sound Design: Vasyl Yavtushenko
Music: Goran Gora, Serge Synthkey