On July 10th, 1973 Olga Hepnarová drove a truck into a crowd at a bus stop, killing eight people. The 22-year-old woman had grown up a victim of bullying and sexual abuse and in a letter sent to two newspapers prior to the mass murder, she explained the hatred that she felt directed towards her from all angles. Hepnarová felt she had only two choices – to take her own life or to kill others. Shot against a backdrop of bleak communist Czechoslovakia, I, OLGA HEPNAROVÁ depicts her short and tragic life without sentimentality.
Tomás Weinreb, Petr Kazda
Petr Kazda (Czech Republic, 1982) and Tomás Weinreb (Czech Republic, 1982) I, OLGA HEPNAROVÁ is their debut feature film.