Valery Ushakov’s endlessly fascinating “While the Rain was Falling” is a philosophical parable, narrated by the language of the body and music. It is a journey into our childhood, into our past, into the world of ghosts. The protagonist, Aureliano, notices one fine day that the world around him has turned upside down. To understand what is happening, he turns to a series of boxes that store memories of his past. Opening them one by one, he embarks on a journey through his life, his loves, his losses, his childhood and his regrets, in search of the one primary memory for which he has lived.