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Olga

Director(s)
Elie Grappe
Country
Switzerland
Ukraine
France
Year
2021
Duration
85 minutes
Language
French
Ukrainian
Russian
Subtitles
English
Format
DCP
Olga (2021)

A talented young gymnast from Kyiv, played by real-life former Ukrainian national team member Anastasiia Budiashkina, moves to Switzerland to pursue her Olympic dreams in Elie Grappe’s award-winning drama. Set in 2014, the film follows 15-year-old Olga as she tries to make friends on her new team and adjust to life in her new home. As she relentlessly trains in preparation for the European Championships, her friends and family back in the Ukraine are taking to the streets in what would become known as the Maidan Revolution. Olga is left a powerless, distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, faces danger and violence in her work challenging the brutal Yanukovich regime. The historic events depicted in the film are intricately linked with the subsequent Russian invasion, providing rich insight into the current situation in the Ukraine, yet Grappe’s camera never strays from the point of view of a remarkable young woman struggling to find her way in the world. Can Olga reconcile her personal goals as a gymnast with the living history unfolding in her homeland?

*SACD Prize, Critics Week – Cannes Film Festival 2021

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Director(s)
Elie Grappe
Country
Switzerland
Ukraine
France
Year
2021
Duration
85 minutes
Language
French
Ukrainian
Russian
Subtitles
English
Format
DCP