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Czech That Film Festival: I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová)
Mon, 1 May 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
CZECH THAT FILM
The best of Czech cinema in North America!
April 27 to May 1 at the historic Revue Cinema!
Come and see new and exciting films at the sixth annual Czech That Film Festival, showcasing the best of Czech cinema across the United States and for the first time in Canada.
Monday, May 1, 7:00PM
Já, Olga Hepnarová / I, Olga Hepnarová
CZ 2016 105min.
Directed by Radek Bajgar
Starring Michalina Olszanska, Martin Pechlát
Olga Hepnarova was a young, lonely lesbian outsider from a cold-hearted family who couldn't play the part society desired of her. Her paranoid self-examination and inability to connect with other people eventually drove her over the edge of humanity when she was only twenty-two years old.
The film shows the human being behind the mass murderer without glorifying or downplaying the terrible crime she committed. Guided by her letters we delve into Olga's psyche and witness the worsening of her loneliness and alienation as we reconstruct the events that led up to her disastrous actions.
Evil is part of being human. Although the story is set in the 1970s, young people worldwide today still face problems of not belonging, being different, and being bullied because of race, gender or sexual orientation.
The film is presented in Czech with English subtitles.
Doors open at 6:30PM - Film at 7:00PM. Rating is 18A.