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Ukrainian film 'Stop-Earth', Berlinale winner, to be released in autumn

Source : 112 Ukraine

This is a sensual autobiographical story about exploring inner self
11:46, 13 July 2021

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The film-winner of the Berlinale 'Stop-Earth' directed by Kateryna Hornostay will be released in autumn, as Ukrainian State Film Agency reports.

The world premiere of the film took place at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival, where 'Stop-Earth' received a Crystal Bear for Best Feature Film by the Generation 14plus Youth Jury. This is one of the most important awards of the festival, and is the first for a Ukrainian film in this category.

Related: Ukrainian delegation started working at Berlinale European Film Market

'Stop-Earth' is a sensual autobiographical story about exploring inner self. 16-year-old Masha studies in an ordinary Kyiv school in the 11th grade. Her close friends Yana and Senya help her not to feel awkward and detached in the team, experiencing a busy school life in their own way. In addition to future exams, Masha falls in love with her classmate Sasha. She understands that if you do not dare to ask - you will never know if it is mutual.

The main roles in the film were played by non-professional teenage actors- Mariia Fedorchenko, Arseniy Markov, Yana Isaenko, Oleksandr Ivanov.

As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian film 'Hadjibey Fortress' won at the International Istanbul Film Festival.

Related: Winners of Berlinale Film Festival 2021 announced

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