Olga + Q&A

Dir: Elie Grappe
Cast: Anastasiia Budiashkina, Sabrina Rubtsova, Caterina Barloggio

1H 25M • DRAMA • 2022 • FRANCE / SWITZERLAND / UKRAINE

1st June 18:30 - Live (with Q&A)
2nd June 00:01 - Online
A young Ukrainian gymnast strives to find her identity through sport, friends, family, sexuality and nationality while struggling with all of them

  1st June 18:30 - Live at Parabola Arts Centre

  2nd June 00:00 - Online

In Competition

Q&A: Dom Joly (in person) in conversation with director Elie Grappe via zoom (30min)

A young female gymnast from Ukraine (Anastasiia Budiashkina) travels to Switzerland, where her estranged father lives, to try out for the Swiss team. She clashes with her prospective team-mates and is pressured to take up Swiss nationality. Meanwhile, the 2014 Euromaidan protests break out at home, and her friends and family become deeply involved. This is a film about a woman trying to find identity through sport, friends, family, sexuality and nationality while struggling with all of them. The gymnastics are beautifully shot, the largely non-professional cast (high-level athletes in real life) are tremendous and the director has artfully incorporated a lot of eye-opening amateur footage of the events that kicked off Ukraine’s deadly power-struggle with Russia.

Ukrainian/French with sub-titles

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This is a film whose ideas and emotions have come into a fierce new focus
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Venues and Booking 

1st June 18:30 - Live at Parabola Arts Centre
2nd June 00:00 - Online

Olga + Q&A

£12.00
£9.99
£12.00
Live Festival - Standard Ticket £12
Live Festival - Under 25's £5
Online Festival - Household Ticket £12
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Olga + Q&A

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