• Kateryna Gornostai
  • Ukraine
  • 2021
  • 122'

Introverted high school student Masha always feels like an outsider, except in the company of Yana and Senia with whom she shares her non-conformist status. As she tries to endure the intense final year and graduate, Masha unexpectedly falls in love. This new emotional experience will force her to finally leave her comfort zone. Stop-Zemlia is both a radical and tender portrayal of the turbulent experience of growing up, offering an authentic insight into the lives of Ukrainian youth. The touching teenage romance screened in the Generation 14plus program at Berlinale, where it received the Crystal Bear for Best Film.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Kateryna Gornostai

A director, writer and film editor. She was born in Lutsk, Ukraine, in 1989, and is lives in Kyiv. She studied filmmaking at Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov’s Documentary Film and Theatre School, and started her career as a documentary filmmaker in 2012. Subsequently, she shifted to fiction films and hybrid forms. She teaches documentary filmmaking at NaUKMA’s School of Journalism.


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Festivals & Awards
Berlin Int'l Film Festival 2021 – Crystal Bear (Generation 14plus)

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