Kino Lorber has announced home release dates for Olga, a story of resilience and identity from first-time writer and director Elie Grappe. The film was awarded the SACD Prize at the 2021 Cannes Critics’ Week and stars former Ukrainian National Team gymnast Anastasiia Budiashkina in her first film role.
Olga will be available on July 26 to rent or own early, at a premium price, on Apple TV, Amazon, Vudu and Kino Now.
The film will be released through digital retailers on Aug. 16, followed two weeks later by a DVD and Blu-ray Disc release (on Aug. 30).
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.
Olga is left a powerless, distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, faces danger as she challenges the brutal Yanukovich regime.
Olga incorporates documentary footage from the 2013 uprising, the resulting blend is a story that faithfully documents the clash between the personal and the political in a young woman’s search for identity.