Every year the Oxford Chamber Music Festival brings together some of the most exciting classical musicians in Europe to live and play together for a week. Creative sparks fly as the musicians exchange partners and tackle the widest variety of sound-worlds.
"a musical miracle” - Daily Telegraph
“world-class by any standards” Time Out
This year’s festival stands with Ukraine, bringing together star Ukrainian musicians with brilliant young players from around Europe to present the best of Ukrainian music - including the gentle, meditative inspirations of our world-renowned composer-in-residence, Valentin Sylvestrov.
Phoenix Picturehouse is delighted to partner with OCMF for this special screening of OLGA. A talented teenage Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland dreams of Olympic gold in Elie Grappe’s multi award winning drama.
Fifteen year old Olga is trying to fit in with her new team in her new home. But as she prepares for the European Championship, the Ukrainian people stage a revolution.
Olga is left a powerless, distant bystander as her mother, an investigative journalist, faces danger as she challenges a brutal regime. Can Olga reconcile her personal goals with the history unfolding in her homeland?
A subtle, tensely handled tale of exile reflecting the pressures on young athletes, the clash between the personal and the political, and young woman’s search for who she is and what she is prepared to sacrifice.