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Until the Quiet Comes

A film by

the Netherlands | 26' | 09/2015 | documentary

During the war between Abkhazia and Georgia in the early nineties, 87-year-old Toro fled to Georgia with his cousin and his cousin's wife. Since then they have been living together in a remote mountain village. Despite Toro's endless positivity, humour and resilience, the harsh reality starts kicking in. A story about dependency and the strength to carry on in times where everything seems to fall apart, told with a touch of tragedy, humour and vodka.

Yaron Cohen


Yaron Cohen (1985, Nijmegen) studied directing documentary at the University of the Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands. After his studies, he has directed and produced documentaries, which were selected for several international film festivals and broadcasted on Dutch television (VPRO, Human, 2DOC). Often his documentaries tell intimate, observing, stories about people, their personal struggles and their resilience, which show the human side of macro-social and political developments. Since 2019 Yaron and his good friend Jefta Varwijk started Edge of Cinema – an initiative to promote feature films, documentaries, short films and art installations that explore and exceed the boundaries between storytelling and art. Besides making documentaries, Yaron’s love for storytelling outs itself also in other visual languages such as [analog] photography. Currently, he is developing  his first feature documentary in collaboration with IDFAcademy and BALDR Film.


  • Memories of Things to Come / directing / pre-producton prod. BALDR film /  IDFAcademy 2019
  • Alles in de wind / directing / in production prod. Vossenfilms / funded by Dutch Film Fund
  • Until the Quiet Comes / directing  / completion 2015 prod. Vossenfilms
  • Zag je het maar / producer / completion 2016 / broadcasted HUMAN/2DOC
  • Bach aan bed / directing / completion 2011
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Director & scenario Yaron Cohen
Director of photography Juul Thielen
Sound Yaron Cohen
Editing Efin de Landmeter
Sound design Daniël Leseman
Music composition Guusje Ingen Housz
Graphic design Paco Kamil
Color grading Sander van Wijk
Producers Lara Nuberg, Randy Vermeulen
Production company Vossenfilms


  • Netherlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (23 September – 2 October 2015)
    Student Competition
  • Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Ukraine (25 March – 1 April, 2016)
    Docu/Short Competition
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (6 – 10 April, 2016)
    Out of competition: Homegrown
  • Huesca International Film Festival, Spain (17 – 25 June, 2016)
    International Short Documentary Competition
  • dokumentART European Film Festival for Documentaries, Germany (11 – 15 November, 2016)
    European Competition
  • Tous Courts International Short Film Festival, France (28 November – 3 December, 2016)
    International Short Film Competition Won: Special Mention
  • Kinoproba – International Film School Festival, Russia (1 – 4 December, 2016)
    Out of Competition