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Mädchen in Uniform

1h 28m Cinema Amour 1931

A landmark of queer cinema, Leontine Sagan’s 1931 classic Mädchen in Uniform is a nuanced and tender depiction of a girl who develops romantic feelings for her boarding schoolteacher. Made at the height of the Weimar era, and featuring an all-female cast, the film deftly portrays a world in which lesbian crushes are tolerated, even normalised, but only up to a point. This screening is part of two events celebrating the legendary film programmer of the Academy cinema, Elsie Cohen, and will be preceded by a short talk from researcher and festival programmer Alice Miller.

This film is screening in venues during LIFF 2023. To see a full listing of our film programme please visit our What’s On Page.


Leontine Sagan


Carl Froelich


German, French, English