“It is a pleasure to spend time with Dukakis, who is always not just open to but hungry for revelation, growth, and connection, giving the documentary a deliciously buoyant quality. ”
“Harry Mavromichalis' documentary about Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis delivers an uncommonly personal, cinema verite-style portrait of its fascinating, iconoclastic subject.”
“The effect of Mavromichalis's process can be stunning.”
“A thoroughly captivating film, befitting its arresting star.”
"To be privy to such a rawness is awe-inspiring."
“Olympia Dukakis may be in her 80s, but she is more passionate, real and progressive than a million woke millennials screaming on the internet. Watch Olympia and find out why Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin calls her “an octogenarian m**********r.”
“Dukakis is a force of nature and in Mavromichalis’ adept hands she comes across as a dame you wish you knew personally.”
"'Olympia' delivers a deeply personal and philosophical documentary."
"'Olympia' is a movie that understands that a documentary about a celebrity shouldn't really be about just chronicling a lifestyle but instead should be more about opening up a window, however briefly, into someone's soul."
"The beauty of 'Olympia' is in its simplicity. It allows the viewer to see a top-notch actor from a very real, no frills perspective."
"By the end you will feel like you really know Olympia Dukakis well, which is the hallmark of an excellent documentary."
"Mavromichalis captures it all with elan, revealing the inner workings of a creative spitfire."
“Unmissable. 'Olympia' is an exceptionally intimate fly-on-the wall documentary.”
“'Olympia' is an honest conversation between Dukakis and the filmmaker; viewers will feel like they just pulled up a chair.”
"'Olympia' is much more about the personal than the professional, crafting an interior portrait of a woman at home in her own skin."
“It is an exciting, profane and inspiring film.”
“What we get to see is (warts and all) a brave woman of indomitable spirit, a dirty mouth, and a freedom of expression that is a joy to witness.”
“Mavromichalis is wise enough to simply get out of the way and allow his subject to roam free in whatever space they’re in. The results are intimate, enlightening and often hilarious.”
“If you are looking for a dose of inspiration, then look no further.”
“'Olympia' is an insightful biography of a brilliant talent.”
“It is as good a cinematic biography as you are ever likely to see.”
"'Olympia' (the film) proves to be a winningly defiant demand for this woman to be recognised as one of the greats.”
“Harry Mavromichalis extracts powerful revelations from the actress herself, as well as captures intimate moments of simplicity, crafting an inspirational study on an unlimited artist.”
“'Olympia' is a beautiful, unusually personal look at an actress who comes across as always forging her own path rather than following the rules of others.”
“Olympia Dukakis is a marvel to behold.”
“Mavromichalis has captured the essence of this extraordinary woman.”
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