About this Event
2810 Cates Ave., Raleigh, NC 27606https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/global-film-series-olga
A talented young gymnast from Kyiv, played by real-life former Ukrainian national team member Anastasiia Budiashkina, moves to Switzerland to pursue her Olympic dreams. Set in 2014, the film follows 15-year-old Olga as she relentlessly trains in preparation for the European Championships. Meanwhile, her friends and family back in Ukraine are taking to the streets in what would become known as the Maidan Revolution. This tense yet delicate portrait of exile, ambition and identity won the SACD Prize at Cannes Critics Week and features a star-making turn from its fearless lead.
The Global Film Series is a partnership between NC State Global and the NC State University Libraries.