I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová)


I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová)

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As stark and riveting as its cinematography, I, Olga Hepnarová takes a sober, haunting look at the life leading up to a woman's horrific real-life crime.



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Michalina Olszanska portrays an unstable, neglected young woman who commits an unconscionable crime in the dark biopic based on a true crime story. The film follows the titular character, an angry, misunderstood woman sturggling with her sexuality, from her adolescence to the murders she committed at age 22, a crime she attributes to the nearly constant mistreatment and alienation she was subjected to throughout her life. The film was directed and written by Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda.

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  • We're left feeling that Olga herself might find the film expertly mounted but still missing a more visceral, pissed-off tone.

    Mar 24, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [Olszanska's] glassy-eyed, understated rendition of a woman who's lost all touch with reality jars us from our senses, despite - or perhaps because of - the filmmakers' clear fascination with their protagonist's sex appeal.

    Mar 23, 2017 | Full Review…

    Andrew Lapin

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  • Anchored by a startling performance by Michalina Olszanska, the Czech film "I, Olga Hepnarova" is an austere, hypnotic story of sadness, madness and murder.

    Mar 22, 2017 | Full Review…
  • I, Olga Hepnarová is a stoic and sobering character study of a lonely young lesbian murderess shunned by those around her.

    Mar 22, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Writer-directors Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda construct a still-topical case study of extreme trauma yielded by adolescent bullying and parental neglect, fronted with committed intensity by rising Polish star Michalina Olszanska.

    Nov 17, 2016 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

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  • A modestly gripping debut which never quite musters the dramatic gravitas that such an emotionally charged true story should.

    Nov 17, 2016 | Full Review…

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