Olga15

Directed by Elie Grappe | Switzerland/Ukraine | 2021 | 1h 25m | Ukrainian & French w/ English subtitles | Starring Anastasiia Budiashkina, Sabrina Rubtsova, Caterina Barloggio

A talented 15-year-old gymnast is given the chance to leave her home in Ukraine to train for the Olympics at a prestigious sports centre in Switzerland. While she’s adapting to life in a new country, political revolt erupts in Kiev leaving her torn between her calling as a successful athlete and her loved ones back home.

Reviews

‘This is a film whose ideas and emotions have come into a fierce new focus.’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘The grim reality of geopolitics has conferred a horrible sense of urgency on this intense Swiss sporting drama.’
★★★★
Kevin Maher, The Times

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We showed Olga between March 29, 2022 and June 29, 2022.

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Today (Saturday 18th May)

15:00

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry 15
1h 50m | Georgian w/ English subtitles
In a Georgian village, a middle-aged woman vows never to marry, causing intrigue amongst the locals. But when she unexpectedly begins to fall in love, she must choose between her life of independence and romance.

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17:30

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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20:30

Challengers 15
2h 11m
A tough tennis coach (Zendaya) arranges a ‘challenger’ match between her husband, a former champion on a losing streak, and her ex-lover (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romance directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 19th May)

14:45

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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17:15

Challengers 15
2h 11m
A tough tennis coach (Zendaya) arranges a ‘challenger’ match between her husband, a former champion on a losing streak, and her ex-lover (Josh O’Connor) in this steamy romance directed by Luca Guadagnino.

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20:00

Kidnapped 12A
2h 14m | Italian w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century Italy, the Catholic Church kidnaps a young Jewish boy claiming that he was secretly baptised at birth. A gripping drama told with operatic intensity and visual grandeur by Palme d’Or winner Marco Bellocchio.

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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!