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Olga directed by Elie Grappe official trailer
Olga directed by Elie Grappe

Kino Lorber debuted the official trailer for Olga, the award winning drama about a teenage Ukrainian gymnast in exile, starring former Ukrainian National Team gymnast Anastasiia Budiashkina in her first film role. The film was awarded the SACD Prize at the 2021 Cannes Critics’ Week.

Directed by Elie Grappe, the movie will open theatrically at the Quad in New York on Friday, June 24, before expanding to more cities nationwide, including Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, at the Laemmle Royal.

Olga is a talented teenage Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland, dreaming of Olympic gold and trying to fit in with her new team in her new home. As she prepares for the European Championships, the Ukrainian people back home in Kyiv rise up in what has become known as the Maidan Revolution, suddenly involving everyone she cares about. Olga is left a powerless, distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, faces danger as she challenges the brutal Yanukovich regime. Incorporating documentary footage from the 2013 uprising, Olga is a tense, sensitively handled tale of exile reflecting the clash between the personal and the political in a young woman’s search for identity.

Watch the official US trailer for Olga.

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