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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