Preview: Olga

Olga

classified 15 S
Film

Please note: This was screened in June 2022

Director
Elie Grappe
Cast
Anastasiia Budiashkina, Sabrina Rubtsova, Caterina Barloggio
Details
86 mins, Subtitled, 2021, France
Primary language
Ukranian

A talented teenage Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland dreams of Olympic gold in Elie Grappe's multi-award-winning drama.

Olga (Anastasia Budiashkina) is a talented 15-year-old gymnast with a bright future that might take her all the way to the Olympics. Given the chance to train in Switzerland, she leaves Kyiv just as the Ukraine experiences unprecedented political turmoil. Ruthlessly focused on her training, Olga is left a distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, challenges a brutal regime...

Join us for a subtle, tensely handled tale of exile reflecting the pressures on young athletes, the clash between the personal and the political, and Olga’s search for who she is and what she is prepared to sacrifice.