Olga et ses hommes

Michaël Poirier Martin
Canada, 11 min

Surrounded by her big-footed giants, Olga Hrycak – a small woman of 63 – devotes herself body and soul to turning a group of athletes into a basketball team. With her unique mixture of French and English, inexhaustible energy, and a good dose of irony, she is raised before our very eyes to the ranks of those immortalized by the documentary genre.

She may be pint-sized, but she certainly makes herself heard. She is demanding and hardly ever satisfied with the result. Surrounded by her big-footed giants, Olga Hrycak – a young woman of 63! – devotes herself body and soul to turning a group of athletes into a basketball team. Filmed with a great deal of affection during matches and training sessions, Olga evinces a formidable theatrical presence. With her unique mixture of French and English, inexhaustible energy and a good dose of irony, she is raised before our very eyes to the ranks of those immortalized by the documentary genre.

A cinema student at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Michaël Poirier Martin relies on this basketball trainer to achieve a difficult feat: Olga et ses hommes is not a film about basketball, nor about a person – however unusual she may be – but about the eternal striving for team spirit, mastery and excellence. 

Carlo Chatrian

Translation BMP Translations

Duration
11 min
Year
2011
Country
Canada
Section
Premiers Pas
Languages
French, English
Subtitles
English
Production
Michaël Poirier Martin
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