The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director, Alina Horlova (via Zoom) and Dr Kamran Matin (Senior Lecturer, Sussex University), hosted by Dr Olesya Khromeychuk (Director of the Ukrainian Institute London).
Alina Horlova 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.
THIS RAIN WILL NEVER STOP (2020), NO OBVIOUS SIGNS (2018), INVISIBLE BATTALION (2017), KHOLODNY YAR. INTRO (2016), BABUSHKA (2014), THE FIRST STEP IN THE CLOUDS (2012)