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Kateryna Gornostai

STOP-ZEMLIA

STOP-ZEMLIA

Release Date
2021

Teenage drama/romance

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Synopsis

An 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 that forces her to leave her comfort zone. From a debutant Ukrainian director Kateryna Gornostai, a deeply personal story about self-discovery and the patience it requires.

World premiere: Berlinale Generation 14plus

World sales: Pluto Film

Language: Ukrainian
Length: 122 minutes
Delivery format: 1:1.85, DCP, Full HD
Frame rate: 24 f/sec
Sound: 5.1

Kateryna Gornostai
DIRECTOR’S BIO

Kateryna Gornostai is a director, writer and film editor. She was born in Lutsk, Ukraine on March 15, 1989, and is now living in Kyiv. She has studied filmmaking at Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov's School of Documentary Film and Theatre, and started her career as a documentary filmmaker in 2012. Subsequently, she shifted to fiction films and hybrid forms. Film critics notice her style and ability to portray life without artificiality. Now, she also teaches documentary filmmaking at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy's School of Journalism

Credits
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED
Kateryna Gornostai
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Oleksandr Roschyn
PRODUCTION DESIGN
Maxym Nimenko
PRODUCERS
Vitalii Sheremetiev
Vika Khomenko
Natalia Libet
Olga Beskhmelnytsina
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Gennady Kofman
Oleksii Zgonik
EDITING
Nikon Romanchenko
Kateryna Gornostai
MUSIC
Maryana Klochko
SOUND DESIGN
Mykhailo Zakutskyi
Oleg Goloveshkin
COSTUME DESIGN
Alyona Gres
MAKE-UP
Mariia Pylunska
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Andrii Naumchuk
CAST
Maria Fedorchenko
Arsenii Markov
Yana Isaienko
Oleksandr Ivanov
AWARDS
Best Pitch and Producers’ Network Award at Connecting Cottbus 2017, Germany;
Best Pitch Award at Odesa International Film Festival 2017, Ukraine
New Horizons+2018
PRODUCTION SUPPORT
Ukrainian Film State Agency
ESSE Production House
Ukrainian Cultural Foundation
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION SUPPORT
Ukrainian Institute
© ESSE Production House
UKRAINE, 2021
Mantas Kvedaravičius
PARTHENON
Dekel Berenson
ANNA
Kateryna Gornostai
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