Madchen in Uniform
CAST: Dorothea Wieck, Hertha Thiele, Emilia Unda DIRECTOR: Leontine Sagan VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | WATCH NOW
As a new student at an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with the compassionate teacher Fräulein von Bernburg, and her feelings are requited. Experiencing her first love, lonely Manuela also discovers the complexities that come with an illicit romance. This artfully composed landmark of lesbian cinema – and an important anti-fascist film – was the first of just three films directed by Leontine Sagan.
Beautifully crafted and performed, evocatively lit, and sensitively directed. A landmark film in the evolution of Queer cinema.Jason Wood, BBC
A moving portrait of burgeoning sapphic desire, rendered with great technical skill.Film at Lincoln Center
One of the few genuine women's films of the 30s.Don Druker, Chicago Reader