2021 | Dir Elie Grappe | 85 mins | France | Ukraine
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, tense tale of exile reflecting the pressures on young athletes, the clash between the personal and the political, and a young woman’s search for who she is and what she is prepared to sacrifice. French and Ukrainian 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.
Personal donations for The Disasters Emergency Committee can be accepted via the option available on the ticket choice page during the purchase process.