MUBI to release I, Olga this November
James R | On 24, Sep 2016
MUBI will release I, Olga in UK cinemas this November.
Directed by Tomás Weinreb & Petr Kazda, the Berlinale Panorama opener was snapped up by the subscription VOD service earlier this year. The site has acquired a number of festival hits for release this year, from Rachel Lang’s Baden Baden, which premiered last month, to Mathieu Amalric’s The Blue Room.
Based on real events, I, Olga follows a deeply troubled woman, played by extraordinary young actor Michalina Olszanska, living in 70s Prague. Unable to fit in and find a place in the world, at the age of 22 Olga takes a series of steps that lead to tragedy. A powerful character study of a disturbingly fascinating personality, the film combines intimate tone with a detached visual style based on immaculate camera compositions and beautifully elegiac black and white cinematography.
The film lands in UK cinemas on 18th November, hot on the heels of its screening at the Made in Prague Festival on 11th November. MUBI will then release the film exclusively online shortly afterwards.
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