Celebrate and support Ukrainian cinema at this special one-night-only screening of the acclaimed coming-of-age drama Stop-Zemlia, from writer/director Kateryna Gornostai!
Hanging out with friends, smoking too much, spinning bottles and kissing, making mistakes, playing, refusing to accept, dreaming with open eyes – life as a teenager can be overwhelmingly beautiful and difficult at the same time. Introverted high school girl Masha sees herself as an outsider unless she’s hanging out with her two best friends, Yana and Senia, who share her non-conformist status. While trying to navigate through her last year of school, Masha falls in love in a way that forces her out of her comfort zone. In her stunning narrative feature debut, Ukrainian filmmaker Kateryna Gornostai composes a deeply emotional and multi-layered portrait of a generation while seamlessly flowing between fiction and documentary. Winner of the Crystal Bear at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival!