Everything Will Not Be Fine / Totul nu va fi bine

Adrian was born in the year of the Chernobyl accident and his mother always believed that his glaucoma and partial blindness were caused by her visit to Ukraine while she was six months pregnant.

Adrian is almost thirty – lonely and without a purpose.

After his mother reveals the story of his birth, he decides to go to Ukraine to make a film about people affected by Chernobyl and find a way to feel better about himself.

In Kyiv, he meets Helena who grew up in Ukraine with the consequences of the disaster. They become friends and Adrian discovers that Helena is dealing with chronic pain and needs to constantly maintain her health.
After she quits her job and gets complicated back surgery they become partners in making the film.

Traveling together they find people who are dealing with the effects of what happened in 1986, but as they discover the scale of Chernobyl’s impact on a new generation, their health problems catch up with them and they have to divert their plans. 
For almost five years, they try to find out if they can be together.



Country of Production
Romania, Ukraine

Year of Production


82 min

Adrian Pîrvu & Helena Maksyom

Hi Film Productions in co-production with Tato Film, microFILM, TVR

Original Language
English, Russian, Romanian, Ukrainian


Festivals / Awards

Transilvania IFF 2020 (FIPRESCI Award)
Astra FF Sibiu 2020 (Best Directing Award in the Romanian Competition Section)
Odesa IFF 2020 (Best Ukrainian Feature Film, Best Directors in the Ukrainian Feature Film Competition)
IDFA 2020
DocPoint Helsinki 2021
Thessaloniki IDF 2021
Beldocs 2021
Millenium Docs Against Gravity FF 2021
Inconvenient Films HRFF 2021
This Human World Vienna 2021 (Winner of the Up and Coming competition)
Stand With Ukraine Film Series 2022
Berlin HRFF 2022