Ukraine
Kateryna Gornostai

Stop Zemlia

UA Retro

ABOUT MOVIE

Navigating the emotional turmoil of waiting for life to begin while hanging around with classmates - a radical, authentic, and sensitive insight into the unsettling feeling of being young and an inside perspective on Ukrainian youth.

Original title
Стоп-земля
Country
Ukraine
Year
January 2021
Duration
122'
Color / Black&White
Color
Genre
Fiction

DIRECTOR:

Kateryna Gornostai

Kateryna Gornostai is a director and screenwriter. In 2010 she graduated as a biologist, and later she graduated from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy with a master’s degree in journalism. In 2012-13, she studied at the Razbezhkina and Ugarov School of Documentary Films and Theatre. She made her debut as a documentary film director, and then she started working with fiction films and hybrid forms. In 2015, her short film Away won the National Competition at the Molodist International Film Festival. In 2021, her feature fiction debut Stop-Zemlia won the Crystal Bear for Best Film, awarded by the Youth Jury in Generation 14plus at the Berlinale. Kateryna is also involved in educational projects dedicated to documentary filmmaking and film editing. She was a jury member at the Cottbus Film Festival (2021) and the Berlinale (2023).

TEAM

Director / Screenwriter
Kateryna Gornostai
Director / Screenwriter
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Camera
Oleksandr Roshchyn
Editing
Kateryna Gornostai, Nikon Romanchenko
Production design
Maxym Nimenko
Cast
Maria Fedorchenko, Arsenii Markov, Yana Isaienko, Oleksand
Producer
ESSE Production House
Production
ESSE Production House
World sales company
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