Queerly Beloved: Olivia
Made in 1951 and largely neglected for almost 70 years, Jacqueline Audry’s Olivia is in the middle of a well-deserved resurgence. Audry’s sensual landmark film brims with emotion and discreet glances, following young student Olivia as she arrives at a new all-girls boarding school in 19th century France. However, Olivia is not just faced with the usual trials and tribulations of a new school: she must also navigate being caught in the middle of an emotional turf war between the two mistresses of the house, Miss Julie and Miss Cara.
In French with English subtitles.
Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.
- “Shockingly sensual, generous, and alive.” – HyperAllergic
- “A compound of velvet innuendos—polite, discreet and finely wrought.” – New York Times
- “Has a lasting power and uniqueness” Eloise Ross, Senses of Cinema