I, Olga Hepnarova

I, Olga Hepnarova

On 10th July 1973 a 20-yeaer-old Olga Hepnarova deliberately drives a rented lorry into a tram station in the centre of Prague. Out of 25 people present at the station at that moment, eight died and eleven were severely injured.

Asked about her motive, Hepnarova answered: “I don’t regret what happened in that street. I didn’t intend to injure those concrete people. I didn’t care who would die. The only thing that mattered to me was the aim I wanted to achieve. I wanted to take revenge on the whole society, my family included, on everybody who had treated me with enmity. If the society thinks that it can destroy an individual, the individual has the same right to ruin the society.”

Awards

  • IFF Kino pavasaris, Vilnius 2016: Grand Prix in the New Europe – New Names competition
  • Lubuskie Film Summer, Łagów 2016: Golden Grape

written and directed by Tomás Weinreb, Petr Kazda
director of photography Adam Sikora PSC
production design by Alexandr Kozak
costume design by Aneta Grnakova
make-up by Alina Janerka
sound by Richard Muller, Petr Kapeller
edited by Vojtech Fric
cast Michalina Olszańska, Martin Pechlat, Szymon Piotr Warszawski, Malwina Turek, Zofia Charewicz, Krzysztof Kuliński, Marta Mazurek, Marika Soposka, Bereniká Kohoutová, Hana Vagnerová, Natalia Sikora
artistic supervisor Dariusz Gajewski
produced by Media Brigade Banaszkiewicz i Kurek
producers Sylwester Banaszkiewicz, Marcin Kurek
co-produced by Black Balance Film, Frame100R, ALEF FILM & MEDIA, Barrandov Studios, Arizona Productions, Odra-Film, FAMU, Michael Samuelson Lighting Prague, Spoon
executive producers Agata Walkosz, Rene Korenar
production manager Grzegorz Turzański
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
world sales Arizona Distribution (Francja)

Legenda
Konkurs Główny
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Konkurs Fabularnych Filmów Krótkometrażowych
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
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