Queerly Beloved:
Olivia

Jacqueline Audry

Jacqueline Audry

Director

Country

France

Year

1951

Duration

80 mins

Queerly Beloved: Oliva

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

Sun Mar 8, 4:00 pm

Paradise
1006 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Curatorial Partners

Government Funder

Inside Out, Canada’s largest LGBTQ film festival and the single largest promoter and distributor of LGBTQ content in Canada, along with the newly restored historic Toronto cinema Paradise Theatre, are proud to announce a partnership on a new film series entitled ‘Queerly Beloved’, ahead of Inside Out’s upcoming 30th anniversary festival taking place May 21-31. The cinema series, running during March 2020, will showcase eighteen (18) independent and influential queer films at Paradise Theatre, all of which have played an important role in shaping the history and narrative of queer cinema, and challenge norms of gender, sexuality, and desire through storytelling.

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