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JÁ, OLGA HEPNAROVÁ / I, Olga Hepnarová

JÁ, OLGA HEPNAROVÁ / I, Olga Hepnarová

Olga Hepnarova was a young, lonely lesbian outsider from a coldhearted family who couldn’t play the part society had chosen for her. Her paranoid self-examination and inability to connect with other people eventually drove her over the edge of humanity when she was only 22 years old. The film shows the human being behind the mass murderer. Guided by her letters, we delve into Olga’s psyche and witness the worsening of her loneliness.

TOMÁŠ WEINREB, born in 1982, and PETR KAZDA, born in 1978, both graduated from the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek as well as from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). They have cooperated on several short fiction and documentary films. I, Olg a Hepnarova is their feature film debut. It opened the Panorama section at the Berlin International Film Festival 2016. // Films (selection): Všechno je sračka (Everything is Crap, 2009, short), I&Me (2009, short), The Scientist (2012, doc), Playoff (2012, short doc), Já, Olg a Hepnarová (I, Olga Hepnarova, 2016)

European Panorama Fiction 2016

TOMÁŠ WEINREB, PETR KAZDA

Czech Republic / Poland / Slovakia / France 2016
DCP / black and white
106 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Adam Sikora
Editing
Vojtěch Frič
Sound
Richard Müller, Petr Kapeller
Cast
Michalina Olszańska, Martin Pechlát, Klára Melíšková, Marika Šoposká, Juraj Nvota, Marta Mazurek, Zuzana Stavná
Producers
Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda (Black Balance, CZ), Vojtěch Frič (love.FRAME, CZ), Sylwester Banaszkiewicz, Marcin Kurek (Media Brigade, PL), Marián Urban (Alef Film, SK), Arizona Productions (FR)

Trailer

Production

Black Balance
Lohniského 901/7
152 00 Prague, Czech Republic
film@blackbalance.eu
World Sales

Arizona Productions
5 boulevard Barbès
75018 Paris, France
contact@arizonafilms.net
www.arizonafilms.net

Festivals
Pascale Ramonda
91 rue de Ménilmontant
75020 Paris, France
pascale@pascaleramonda.com
www.pascaleramonda.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere 
Berlin International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status

Austrian Premiere