DIRECTOR: Katerina Gornostaj
YEAR / DURATION: 2021. • 122’
GENRE: coming-of-age, drama
- SCREENPLAY: Katerina Gornostaj
- CINEMATOGRAPHY: Oleksandr Roščin
- EDITOR: Katerina Gornostaj, Nikon Romančenko
- SCORE: Maryanna Kločko
- CAST: Maria Fedorčenko, Arsenij Markov, Jana Isaienko, Oleksandr Ivanov
- PRODUCERS: Olga Beshmelnicina, Viktoria Homenko, Natalia Libet, Vitalij Šeremetjev
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: ESSE Production House
- SALES AGENT: Pluto Film Distribution Network
- FESTIVALS: Berlin International Film Festival 2019 (Generation 14plus) – Best Film
It‘s Masha, Yana and Senia‘s last but one year of high school. While they wait for their lives to truly begin, they are stressed about school, but also personal wants, hopes, and everyday issues. Masha is shy and sensitive, trying to give meaning to the world around her, and is in love with the reserved, passive Sasha, who has a complicated relationship with his alcoholic mother, which is another burden for her.
About the director
Kateryna Gornostay (Lutsk, 1989) is a Ukranian director, writer, and editor. She studied at the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theatre in Moscow, and began making films in 2012 – at first documentary films, but she later moved into fiction and hybrid forms. She also teaches documentary filmmaking in a number of educational projects. Stop-Zemlia is her first feature film.
- Kaštel – 17.07