2021(France, Switzerland, Ukraine) (Drama, Sport)
( Ukrainian, French, German, Italian, English with English subtitles )
DIRECTOR: Elie Grappe
STARRING: Anastasiia Budiashkina, Sabrina Rubtsova, Caterina Barloggio, Caterina Barloggio, Théa Brogli
UK cinemas have united in support of Ukraine with a series of preview charity screenings of Olga, a new film about a young female Ukrainian gymnast forced to train in exile. Octagon Films and Harborough Theatre are taking part in this national fundraising initiative. The cinemas taking part can be seen at https://606distribution.co.uk/olga/
Octagon Films will be showing Olga on Saturday 19th March and will be having two showings, the first at 5.30pm and the second at 7.45pm. Ticket prices for members and non-members will be £5. Harborough Theatre have kindly waived their rental fee which is normally paid by Octagon so that all revenues will go to The Red Cross Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal except for essential distributor’s costs.
A talented teenage Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland dreams of Olympic gold in Elie Grappe’s multi-award-winning drama. Fifteen-year-old Olga is trying to fit in with her new team in her new home. But as she prepares for the European Championship, the Ukrainian people stage a revolution. Olga is left a powerless, distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, faces danger as she challenges a brutal regime. Can Olga reconcile her personal goals with the history unfolding in her homeland? A subtle, tensely handled tale of exile reflecting the pressures on young athletes, the clash between the personal and the political, and young woman’s search for who she is and what she is prepared to sacrifice. Olga is a compelling psychological portrait of a dedicated young athlete on the cusp of great success.