I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová)
Wednesday Apr 26 01:00 PM
Wednesday Apr 26 07:30 PM
Honolulu Museum of Art
Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00
About the Film:
Directed by Petr Kazda and Tomás Weinreb. Czech Republic. 2016. 105 min. Czech with English subtitles.
A young, lonely lesbian outsider from a coldhearted family, Olga Hepnarová couldn’t play the part Czechoslovakian society demanded of her. Her paranoid self-examination and inability to connect with other people eventually drove her over the edge when she was 22. On July 10, 1973, she drove a rented truck into a group of people waiting for a tram in Prague, killing eight. Before the murder, she sent a letter to two newspapers explaining her action as revenge against all the hatred her family and the world directed at her. She was found to be sane and sentenced to death. The execution took place on March 12, 1975, in the Pankrác Prison in Prague. She was the last woman executed in Czechoslovakia.
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