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Mädchen in Uniform (Blu-ray+DVD) BFI


Fräulein von Bernburg is an empathetic teacher at an all-girls boarding school. When new student Manuela starts to fall in love with her kindly tutor, pupil and teacher soon discover that their feelings are mutual.

As Manuela seeks to follow her heart, she encounters the challenges of pursuing a forbidden romance and a scandal soon erupts.

A key film of the Weimar era, which also carries a potent anti-fascist message, Mädchen in Uniform is an undisputed landmark of lesbian representation on screen.

Pioneering and decades ahead of its time, this highly influential classic is presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK.

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Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Jenni Olson (2020)
Women and Sexuality in Weimar Cinema (2021, 12 mins): a new video essay by film critic Chrystel Oloukoï
The Kiss – The Women Who Made a Movie Masterpiece (selected episodes, 2020, 108 mins): writer and journalist Bibi Berki takes us through the making of Mädchen in Uniform and explores the exceptional women who came together to make it in this podcast by Tempest Productions
A selection of treasures from the BFI National Archive to charm and delight: Tilly and the Fire Engines (c1911, 6 mins), Hints and Hobbies No.11 – 'Hints to the Ladies on Jiu-Jitsu' (1926, 4 mins), Day at St. Christopher's College and School (c. 1920s, 18 mins), 4 and 20 Fit Girls (1940, 11 mins)


Bluray, DVD