Regent Street Cinema
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Olivia (15)

Another Gaze

Seventy years on, Jacqueline Audry’s romantic period piece remains a landmark of lesbian representation long overdue for rediscovery. Set in a 19th century French finishing school, new English boarder Olivia (Marie-Claire Olivia) quickly finds herself hot for her teacher—the migraine-prone Mademoiselle Clara (Cat People’s Simone Simon)—and her headmistress, Mademoiselle Julie (Edwige Feuillere). Lace and repressed lust abound as affections and attachments fly and the students’ greatest lessons prove to be those of love and attraction.

The screening will be accompanied by a specially commissioned essay written by Prof. Emma Wilson.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 10 Mar 202019:30