Stop Zemlia by Kateryna Gornostai  - First Cut Lab


Production: Ukraine
Production Company: ESSE Production House
World Premiere: Berlin International Film Festival –
Generation 14plus



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.


Director & Writer: Kateryna Gornostai
Editors: Nikon Romanchenko, Kateryna Gornostai
DOP: Oleksandr Roshchyn
Production designer: Maxym Nimenko
Sound Design: Mykhailo Zakutskyi, Oleg Goloveshkin
Music: Maryana Klochko
Producers: Vitalii Sheremetiev, Viktoriia Khomenko, Natalia Libet, Olga Beskhmelnytsina
Sales: Pluto Films
US Distributor: Altered Innocence

Cast: Maria Fedorchenko, Arsenii Markov, Yana Isaienko, Oleksandr Ivanov

Length: 122 min