About the film
paris, france suicide jealousy girls' boarding school female protagonist teacher student relationship lgbt woman director 19th century lesbian romance
Release Date: April 27, 1951
|Production Companies||:||Memnon Films, Les Films de la Pléiade, Filmsonor|
|Producers||:||Jacqueline Audry, Jean Paris|
|Writers||:||Pierre Laroche, Colette Audry, Dorothy Bussy|
"Olivia" captures the awakening passions of an English adolescent sent away for a year to a small finishing school outside Paris. The innocent but watchful Olivia develops an infatuation for her headmistress, Mlle. Julie, and through this screen of love observes the tense romance between Mlle. Julie and the other head of the school, Mlle. Cara, in its final months.