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