May. Lilac blossoms in Kyiv. Five friends and alcohol from the nearest supermarket. You need to be brave to face your fears, but you need to be even more courageous to tell about them to your closest. Looking for lilac's cinquefoil to eat for good luck.
The director, writer, and editor was born in Lutsk, Ukraine in 1989. She studied at the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theatre in Moscow and began making documentaries in 2012. During the Euromaidan revolution, she returned home to Kyiv. She later moved into fiction and hybrid forms. Stop-Zemlia is her debut feature film. It was awarded Crystal Bear in the Generation 14+ section of Berlinale 2021. Alongside her work as a filmmaker, she also teaches documentary filmmaking in a number of educational projects.
Oct. 07 - Oct.13