Já, Olga Hepnarová

I, Olga Hepnarova

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.

Director's Biography
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
black and white
106 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda
Cinematography Adam Sikora
Editing Vojtěch Frič
Sound/Sounddesign Richard Müller, Petr Kapeller
With Michalina Olszańska, Martin Pechlát, Klára Melíšková, Marika Šoposká, Juraj Nvota, Marta Mazurek, Zuzana Stavná
Producer(s) 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)
Black Balance Lohniského 901/7 152 00 Prague Czech Republic film@blackbalance.eu
Weltpremiere / World Premiere  
Berlin International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere