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Olga

Fri 14 October at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$14

Using real-life gymnasts to land his debut on solid ground, director Elie Grappe presents a compelling psychological portrait of a dedicated young athlete on the cusp of great success. Olga, which played at Critics Week in Cannes, packs in too much plot – the film would have vaulted home with far less. But there’s a grounded authenticity in this hermetically-sealed world of elite sports which should see the arresting Olga travel through festivals, making a name for its director and co-writer on the way. Perfectly timed with this year’s Olympics and the well-documented mental issues affecting the gymnasts there, Olga could catch itself on the bars of the zeitgeist and make a bid for theatrical exposure.

Grappe’s film doesn’t feel a world away from last year’s Cannes Label title Slalom, although the threat to the lonely female athlete here – 15 year-old tough-as-nails Ukrainian gymnast Olga (Anastasia Budiashkina) – isn’t a sexual predator. Instead it’s her very identity: who is Olga, and what will she lose in order to take her shot at success? She’s so absurdly dedicated, and so breathtakingly talented, her teammates call her a robot. But she drives herself too hard, and there’s a breaking point.

Classification CTC
Duration 86 mins
Tickets $14 (Transaction charges may apply)

Presented by the Cowra Civic Centre as a part of Ukrainian Film Festival

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Details

Date:
Fri 14 October
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$14
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.cowraciviccentre.com/Whats-On/Whats-On/All-Events/Olga

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Local government area
Cowra
Artforms
Screen
Source
Submitted online
Event contact details (phone/ email)
civiccentre@cowra.nsw.gov.au

Venue

Cowra Civic Centre
104 Darling Street
Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 6340 2130
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