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. A deeply personal story about self-discovery and the patience it requires.
A senior class in a high school in Ukraine. An introverted high school girl Masha hangs out with her friends Yana and Senja, but she thinks of herself as an outsider always. Meantime, a classmate Sasha wants to join the military if she could get out from her interfering mother. Senior classmates have faced a desire to be independent, a fuzzy future, a relationship between love and friendship, mimicking an adult, and searching for the self. Somehow, they must pass this period of their lives.
STOP-ZEMLIA is Ukraine’s female director Kateryna Gornostai’s debut film. The film tells a very personal story of adolescence and the story will win the audience’s sympathy who went through a stormy period in their youth. [CHUN Jinsu]
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