•••“No Obvious Signs”, 2018, dir. Alina Gorlova•••
documentary, 64 min
What is left backstage of the heroic videos of the warriors in Ukraine? What do they have to face, one on one, in peaceful life, and where does the war stop?
This is the story of the woman who returns from war. Talking to psychologists, battling her PTSD and panic attacks, she tries hard to get back to normal life. The documentary shows her path from the beginning of her rehabilitation till her going back to work.
Today in Ukraine we are facing the global problem. Hundreds of Ukrainian warriors come back from the war and they don't get psychological help to avoid post traumatic stress disorder. They stay alone with their heavy and suicidal thoughts.
The film has won multiple awards, including the MDR film award for outstanding Eastern European Movie at DokLeipzig 2018.
Alina Gorlova 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). Alina was a 2019 Berlinale Talents participant.
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