Switzerland | 2021 | 87 min. | Elie Grappe

July 29 - 31, 2022

A talented young gymnast from Kiev moves to Switzerland to pursue her Olympic dreams. Switzerland's Official Oscar Submission 2022 (Best International Feature).

A talented teenage Ukrainian gymnast (former Ukrainian national team gymnast Anastasiia Budiashkina in a star-making role) exiled in Switzerland dreams of Olympic gold in Elie Grappe’s multi-award-winning drama set in 2014. Fifteen-year-old Olga is trying to fit in with her new team in her new home, but as she prepares for the European Championships, the Ukrainian people rise up in what has become known as the Maidan Revolution. Olga is left a powerless, distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, faces danger as she challenges the brutal Yanukovich regime.

  • Director: Elie Grappe
  • Principal Cast: Nastya Budiashkina, Caterina Barloggio, Jérôme Martin, Théa Brogli, Alicia Onomor, Lou Steffen, Sabrina Rubtsova, Tanya Mikhina
  • Country: Switzerland, France
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 87 min.
  • Screenplay: Raphaëlle Desplechin, Elie Grappe
  • Cinematographers: Lucie Baudinaud
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • International Sales: Pulsar Content
  • MPAA Rating: NR