I, Tonya

Craig Gillespie

The talented American figure skater Tonya Harding hopes to win a gold medal during the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. It is however an event of a completely different order that really puts her in the spotlight. When her rival Nancy Kerrigan is attacked and injured, fingers are soon pointed at Harding and her shady friends.

In this tragicomic biographical drama, we see a telling picture of a talented sportswoman who had always been at a disadvantage since her childhood. Her roots in lower-class America, her hard-as-nails mother and her own sharp tongue make her a strange figure on the ice.

The Australian Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, 2007) elects for a framework within which characters look back on the striking events in documentary-like interviews. That provides authentic-looking scenes. The vicissitudes of these larger-than-life characters, performed by an excellent cast, are aptly accompanied by a memorable soundtrack that includes music by Doris Day, Fleetwood Mac and Siouxsie and the Banshees. 

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Margot Robbie), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Allison Janney) and Best Achievement in Film Editing. Winner of a Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Allison Janney).

As part of Critics’ Choice, the screening of Thu 25 Jan, 21:00 will be preceded by a video essay by Hedwig van Driel en Menno Kooistra

  

Screenings

  • Pathé 4
    Dutch subtitles
    Thu 25 Jan Buy
  • Schouwburg Grote Zaal
    Dutch subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 1
    Dutch subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • Oude Luxor
    Dutch subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Craig Gillespie
Country
USA
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
119’
Language
English
Producer
Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley
Production Company
Clubhouse Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment
Sales
Sierra / Affinity
Writer
Steven Rogers
Cinematography
Nicolas Karakatsanis
Editor
Tatiana S. Riegel
Production Design
Jade Healy
Sound Design
Dave Paterson
Music
Peter Nashel
Cast
Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney
Website
https://www.itonyamovie.com/