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Year of Production 2023

We Will Not Fade Away

English title: We Will Not Fade Away
Original title: My ne zgasnemo
German title: We Will Not Fade Away
Ukraine, France, Poland, 2023

Director: Kovalenko, Alisa
Production company: Trueman Production
Co-producers: Haka Films, East Roads Films
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 100 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Having grown up among the ruins, minefields, bomb shelters and coal mines of the Donbas, Andriy, Illia, Lera, Liza and Ruslan live in a world where, ever since 2014, shelling and gunfire have been as commonplace as the ever-present yearning for a better life. An expedition to the Himalayas gives the five Ukrainian teenagers the chance to fulfil this dream for a brief moment, before Russia’s full-scale invasion in February of 2022 ends up destroying the last remnants of hope. With its sensitive, unobtrusively perceptive gaze, the film paints a moving portrait of a generation of young people surrounded by darkness, who are nonetheless – or perhaps all the more – able to recognise and celebrate the fragile beauty of life.

Berlinale Generation 2023, Luxembourg IFF 2023

World sales address/es:
Trueman (UA)