11 Nov 2016 19:00
I, Olga Hepnarova + Q&A with director T. Weinreb and actress M. Olszanska
Set in 70s Prague, and shot in glorious black & white, I Olga opened the prestigious Panorama Section of this year’s Berlinale. Based on real events, it’s the story of a deeply troubled woman unable to fit in or find a place in the world. At the age of 22 she took revenge on society and killed eight people, becoming a mass murderer. Condemned to death she was the last woman to be publicly executed in Czechoslovakia. Was Olga a monster or a victim? The UK premiere is followed by the UK general release on 18 November.
Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda, CZ/ PL/ SK/ F 2016, 104 min
Cast: Michalina Olszanska, Martin Pechlát, Klára Melíšková, Marika Soposka
Tomáš Weinreb went to vocational college in the Czech town of Pisek before graduating in Documentary Filmmaking from FAMU, the Film and TV School of Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts. He has shot several short features, including the student film Everything is Shit which tells the story of Olga Hepnarova and her boyfriend Miroslav David. I, Olga Hepnarova is Tomas’s first feature length film.
Michalina Olszańska was born 29th June 1992 in Warsaw, Poland. From the age of 7 she played the violin and also wrote novels. In 2011 she finished Secondary Technical School in music and started studying at Warsaw’s Theatre Academy. Since 2012, Michalina has been working as an actor and casting director. The film I, Olga Hepnarova, which premiered at the Berlinale festival, is among her greatest successes to date.
The debate will be chaired by Anna Bogutskaya and Olivia Howe, aka The Final Girls.
Box Office: 0207 911 5050
£12 / £11 (concs.) for single screen bookings
£10 / £9 (concs.) 2—3 screenings
£8 / £7 (concs.) 4+ screenings
Followed by I, Olga party with Budweiser Budvar and DJ Miro sundayMusiq. In collaboration with MUBI.
Part of Made in Prague Festival
5 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW
11 Nov 2016 19:00