STOP-ZEMLIA wins Crystal Bear at Berlinale


STOP - ZEMLIA by Kateryna Gornostai won the Crystal Bear of the Youth Jury Generation 14+ at the 71st Berlinale!

From the Jury:"The film convincingly covers a variety of important topics which appeal to us as young people. Platonic love, queerness, solidarity and psychological stress reinforce the effect of the film as an authentic coming-of-age story. By virtue of creative visualisation techniques, it becomes clear in an artistic manner how our generation dreams, feels and experiences life. The message is conveyed that it is part of life to face certain fears in order to be able to enjoy the most exciting years of youth."

by Kateryna Gornostai
Production: ESSE Production House
Teenage drama, Romance
Ukraine, 2021

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.

Catch the physical screenings at the Berlinale Summer Special
June 09th | 9.30pm at Rehberge Open Air Cinema
June 10th | 9.45pm at Pompeij Open Air Cinema


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