I, Olga

  • December 13, 2017 / 19:00
  • December 27, 2017 / 19:00

Director: Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb
Cast: Michalina Olszanska, Martin Pechlát, Klára Melísková, Marika Soposká
Czechia, Poland, France, Slovakia 2016, 105', b&w
Czech with Turkish subtitles
 

Meticulously composed and shot in elegiac black-and-white this film tells the story of the short life of an exceptionally lonely young woman who turns into a mass murderer when, on 10 July 1973 – as she has just turned 22 – she drives a rented truck into a group of people, killing eight. In a letter acknowledging her deed she writes that she sought to take revenge on the world and on those she felt hated her. In spite of clear indications that she was mentally ill she was executed – making her the last woman to be publicly executed in Czechoslovakia. After producing several documentaries and shorts together, this film marks the directors’ first drama. The film is based on a lengthy period of research which culminated initially in a documentary entitled Everything is Crap.

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