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.
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).