Fri 22 April 2022
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
Director: Elie Grappe (Ukraine, Switzerland, 2021)
Certification: 15 | 1 h 25 min | Drama | Language: Ukrainian, French, German, Italian, English with English subtitles
UK cinemas have come together 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.
From each ticket sold, a donation will be made to support Ukraine, with donations going to The Disasters Emergency Committee. The previews are a result of a partnership from 606 Distribution and the BFI, with support from the UK Cinema Association.
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.
★★★★ “Anastasia Budiashkina is excellent as a young athlete exiled during the 2014 revolution in this moving drama released to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees” – Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian
★★★★ “It’s a compelling, smartly performed movie, with Mikhina mostly low-key and deliberately sullen until the fireworks are finally, and deftly, deployed” – Kevin Maher – The Times
With support from the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) awarding funds from The National Lottery.
– Seating arrangements are subject to change due to changes in social distancing regulations.
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