OLIVIA is a rare film in every sense—beautiful, precious, secret.Libération

The new restoration of OLIVIA (1951)—directed by pioneer French feminist Jacqueline Audry—is now playing at the Royal.

Set in an all-girls school in the 1800s, Miss Julie (Edwige Feuillère) and Miss Cara (Simone Simon) compete for the attention and affection of their charges. While nothing explicit happens on screen, the passions implied by new girl Olivia (Marie-Claire Olivia) are clear.


Through September 5.


11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.

Jacqueline Audry, Olivia, 1951, from top: Edwige Feuillère (left) and Marie-Claire Olivia; original press materials (2); Olivia, group still; Marie-Claire Olivia. Images courtesy and © Icarus Films.

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