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We Will Not Fade Away (My ne zgasnemo)

Alisa Kovalenko
Documentaries Human Rights & Society Female Director 2022 95 min Ukraine, France, Poland
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Escape to the mountains

In the war-torn Donbas five teenagers dream of escape from the daily grind of life on the frontline, from having their ambitions thwarted by the armed conflict that blights the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine. Andrii, Ruslan, Ilya, Liza, and Lera are offered a chance of adventure by 73-year-old Valentyn, Ukraine’s greatest alpinist. He wants them as apprentices for an expedition to the Himalayas as he seeks to leave a legacy.


  • Andriy
  • Illia
  • Lera
  • Liza
  • Ruslan


  • Alisa Kovalenko


  • Serhiy Stetsenko
  • Alisa Kovalenko


  • Maria Nesterenko


  • Wojciech Frycz


  • Trueman Production
  • East Roads Films
  • HAKA Films


Fri 03 Mar 2023 19:00
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : Ukrainian, Russian
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening
Sat 04 Mar 2023 16:00
Lieux : Cinémathèque
Audio : Ukrainian
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening

Alisa Kovalenko

Alisa Kovalenko
Alisa Kovalenko

Born in Ukraine in 1987, Alisa Kovalenko graduated from the Karpenko-Kary University of Cinema in Kyiv and later studied at the Andrzej-Wajda cinema school in Warsaw, Poland. She garnered attention with her 2015 film Alisa in Warland about the war in eastern Ukraine, which premiered at IDFA Amsterdam. Her film about an aspiring female footballer, Home Games was presented at several festivals and was in competition at LuxFilmFest in 2019.


  • We Will Not Fade Away (documentary) 2023
  • Home Games (documentary) 2018
  • Alisa w krainie wojny (documentary) 2015
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