Olga

You are invited to watch Olga beginning October 3-7.

Subscribers will need to watch the film on their own and prior to the discussion.  This film will be available for a period of 5 days before and will NOT be included with the discussion.

If you would like to join a zoom discussion Friday, October 7 at 5:15 p.m. with Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn & Dr. Yevgen Zhernovey email Dr. Mary Husain: mhusain@csufresno.edu by Thursday, 10/6 for a zoom discussion link.  

 Olga is French-born Swiss director Elie Grappe’s first feature film.  It is set against the backdrop of the Euromaidan upraising and civil unrests in Kyiv, Ukraine, in late 2013. Olga is the story of a 15-year-old gymnast struggling with her dual identity: she is both Swiss and Ukrainian.  She trains for the Olympic as a Swiss athlete thanks to her deceased father’s nationality, while her mother, a free-lance journalist, reports on the ground in Kyiv and faces daily dangers. What will happen to Olga? Will she win a place on the Swiss team competing in the Olympics? Striving for authenticity, Grappe has cast real gymnasts in the film’s main roles. Olga won the prize for Best Screenplay at the 74th International Critics Week of the Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Swiss entry for Best International Feature Film at this year’s Academic Awards.  Additionally, it won Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay and Best Sound at 2022 Swiss Film Awards. In French and Ukrainian with English subtitles.  85 minutes. 

Film Link: https://kinomarquee.com/film/olga/6286926050c8d8000169f12c/cine-culture

Code: OLGA_culture

Cap: 1 view per user

Sponsors: The French Program and the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). Screenings Spring 2022 will be virtual. Links to view the films will be provided approximately 3-5 days during the week of the screening.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). For students entering Fresno State Fall 2018, the course satisfies a university graduation requirement.

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation please contact us in advance to your participation.

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Contact: Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu


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