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PRINCIPAL CASTEdwige Feuillere, Simone Simon
A remarkable work by one of France's first groundbreaking female filmmakers, OLIVIA easily merits rediscovery today after being neglected for nearly 70 years.
Plunging the viewer – and the main character – into a true lion's den, Jacqueline Audry (1908-1977) depicts a 19th century boarding school for young girls, one divided into two camps where all the shots, even the most underhanded, are allowed. That's because the two mistresses of the house, Miss Julie (Edwige FeuillÃ¨re) and Miss Cara (Simone Simon, CAT PEOPLE) are engaged in a turf war as well as a war of the heart. Competing for the affections of their students, they route passion, hatred and unexpected reversals of loyalties.