ComingSoon is debuting the exclusive trailer for the upcoming drama Stop-Zemlia, which explores the highs and lows of adolescence. Altered Innocence will release the film in Los Angeles for a weeklong run at the Laemmle Glendale on January 21. The movie will be available on VOD nationwide on the same day.
“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,” reads the official synopsis. “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 debut, the Ukrainian director Kateryna Gornostai composes a deeply emotional and multi-layered portrait of a generation whilst seamlessly flowing between the fictional and the documented.”
Check out the exclusive Stop-Zemlia trailer below:
The movie was written and directed by Kateryna Gornostai, and stars Maria Fedorchenko, Arsenii Markov, Yana Isaienko, and Oleksandr Ivanov.
The film premiered at the Berlinale Generations, where it won the Crystal Bear for Best Film. Stop-Zemlia went on to screen at New York’s New Directors/New Films Festival and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. It is produced by Vitalii Sheremetiev, Vika Khomenko, Natalia Libet, and Olga Beskhmelnytsina. Executive producers include Gennady Kofman and Oleksii Zgonik.