The introverted high-school girl Masha sees herself as an outsider unless she hangs around with Yana and Senia who share her non-conformist status. While she is trying to navigate through an intense time of the pre-graduation year, Masha falls in love in a way that forces her out of her comfort zone. From a debutant Ukrainian director Kateryna Gornostai, a deeply personal story about self-discovery and the patience it requires.
Kateryna Gornostai studied Biology (2010) and later Journalism (2012) at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Then graduated from the School of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov Documentary Film and Theatre in Moscow (October 2012 – November 2013) and returned home to Kyiv. Now she is engaged in educational documentary programs and her own documentary and fiction films projects.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Crystal Bear, Generation 14plus – Best Feature Film, Berlin International Film Festival 2021
Odesa International Film Festival 2021
Stop zemlia (fic.)
Director: Kateryna Gornostai
Cast: Maria Fedorchenko, Arsenii Markov, Yana Isaienko, Oleksandr Ivanov
Production: ESSE Production House