Olya's Love

About the film

Title: Olya's Love
Title in Russian: Олина любовь
Production company: SugarDocs film production, Ethnofund, Soleil film (Austria)
Country of production: Russia, Austria
Year of Production: 2014
Duration: 68 min.
Web-site of the film: www.soleilfilm.at
Collection RGDoc.ru: Program 29

Film crew

Scriptwriter: Kirill Sakharnov, Ksenia Sakharnov
Film director: Kirill Sakharnov
Producer: Ksenia Sakharnova, Vlad Ketkovich
Director of photography: Kirill Sakharnov
Sound director: Horst Schnattler


What would you do if your love is illegal?


“Olya´s Love” is a film about a lesbian couple living in Russia. Olya is a fighter, active member of the LGBT-community, her partner Galiya doesn´t want to let politics rule her life. Their love is strong, and they want to have a baby together. When Russian Duma launches their discriminating laws against homosexuals, Olya starts to fight even stronger. But same time their love is put to the test.

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Festival and awards
Date Festival Form of participation Award
20.11.2014 IDFA Premier
13.12.2014 This Human World International Human Rights film festival Screening
13.12.2014 ArtDocFest Competition
07.12.2014 Riga International film festival Programme ArtDocFest, Riga

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