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Switzerland / Ukraine / France
2021, 87 min

Section: Horizons

  1L2 Friday 20/8 13:00 Lazne III Cinema
  4P3 Monday 23/8 16:00 Pupp Cinema
  534 Tuesday 24/8 16:00 Congress Hall

Ukraine, autumn 2013. Olga, a fifteen-year-old top-flight gymnast, has some hard training ahead of her in Switzerland, which will bring about a primary shift in her career. The political situation in Kyiv intensifies, however, and Olga’s mother, a journalist and activist, joins the thousands of people demonstrating in Independence Square. This riveting film about fundamental dilemmas on the cusp of adulthood enchanted audiences at this year’s Cannes film festival.


Synopsis

Ukraine, autumn 2013. Olga, a fifteen-year-old top-flight gymnast, has some hard training ahead of her in her father’s home country of Switzerland: she hopes to bring about a major shift in her career, taking her to the European Championships and on to the Olympics. The political situation in Kyiv intensifies, however, and Olga’s mother, a journalist and activist, joins the thousands of people demonstrating in Independence Square, among them Sasha, Olga’s politically driven friend and former Ukrainian teammate. This riveting film by the debuting French director about fundamental dilemmas on the cusp of adulthood enchanted audiences at Cannes this year, where it won Best Screenplay during International Critics’ Week.

Karel Och

About the director

Elie Grappe (1994, Lyon). Filmography: Rehearsal (Répétition, 2014, short doc.), Suspendu (2015, short), Olga (2021).

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Elie Grappe
Screenplay: Elie Grappe, Raphaëlle Desplechin
Dir. of Photography: Lucie Baudinaud
Music: Pierre Desprats
Editor: Suzana Pedro
Producer: Jean-Marc Frohle
Production: Point Prod
Coproduction: Cinema Defacto
Cast: Nastya Budiashkina, Théa Brogli, Jérome Martin
Sales: Pulsar Content
Distributor: Film Europe s.r.o.

Guests

Elie Grappe

Film Director

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