I, Olga Hepnarova

Ja, Olga Hepnarova, 2016, 100 min.

I, Olga Hepnarova (2016)
Awards

2017
Czech Lions
Best Film; Best Actress for Michalina Olszanska, Best Supporting Actress for Klara Meliskowa

2016
Minsk Intenational Film Festival
Best Director for Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda, Best Actress for Michalina Olszanska

Sofica International Film Festival
Best Director for Tomas Weinred and Petr Kazda

Vilnus International film Fesitval
Best Film

Trencianske Teplice Art Film Festival, Slovak Republic
Best Actress for Michalina Olszanska

Production
Director   Tomas Weinreb,
Petr Kazda
Screenplay   Tomas Weinreb,
Petr Kazda
Cinematography   Adam Sikora
Music   Alice Glass,
Ethan Kath
Art Direction   Alexander Kozak
Producers   Sylwester Banaszkiewicz,
Marcin Kurek
Cast
Olga Hepnarova   Michalina Olszanska
Miroslav   Martin Pechlat
Olga’s Sister’s Boyfriend   Szymon Piotr Warszawski
Gypsy Marika   Malwina Turek
Olga’s Grandmother   Zofia Charewicz
Olga’s Mother   Klara Meliskova
Jitka   Marika Soposka
Story

On July 10, 1973 a 20-year-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.”