Cannes Docs

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Original title: Поміж війн (Pomizh viyn)

Directed by: Alina Gorlova

Produced by: Maksym Nakonechnyi (Tabor, Ukraine), Ilona Bicevska (Avantis Promo, Latvia), Patrick Hamm (Bulldog Agenda, Germany)

Country of production: Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar

Runtime: 100'

Expected release: September 2020

Budget: €194,507 (95% confirmed)

1st feature: 2nd feature

Looking for: World premiere, sales agent, pre-sales


The monochrome movie observes endless cycle of war and peace machinery, in which we meet a young Kurdish guy Andriy. Fleeing Syrian conflict, his family unexpectedly landed in the Ukrainian. Following him back to his homeland, we start a slow journey from Ukraine to Iraq, Syria and Germany.

Director’s profile: 

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 mid-length documentary, Kholodny Yar. Intro, which screened at the Odessa 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 at DokLeipzig 2018.