Olivia

critic Reviews

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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    It brings to rich emotional life the swirl of influence and passion inside an all-girls boarding school buzzing with sentimental education around its grand central staircase.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Feuillere holds the screen in all kinds of ways, conveying the psychology of a woman who understands the effect she has on impressionable girls and wants to wield it for their betterment.
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    Lauren Humphries-BrooksCitizen Dame
    It's a study in female relationships, their complexity, and the centralizing of female desire, couched in the form of a complex gothic melodrama that prizes women above all else.
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    Nathanael HoodUnseen Films
    Audry's approach [in this film] was primarily mannered-nearly suffocatingly so-occasionally bordering on the naturalistic.
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    Caden Mark GardnerHyperallergic
    Olivia's lovestruck, aching experience and self-realization are made vivid by Jacqueline Audry. Exceptional in more ways than one, Olivia proves to be ripe for rediscovery.
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    David BaxBattleship Pretension
    ...just like the school itself, Olivia thrums with the rhythm of life, pain and joy just beneath its pretty trappings.
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    Eloise RossSenses of Cinema
    Audry's film manages to explore complexities and subtleties in how women act in their relationships and in their professional spaces, precisely by allowing them an unresolvable ambiguity.
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    Armond WhiteNational Review
    Director Audry and her sister, screenwriter Colette Audry, made Olivia as artists, not activists. And the cast of exquisitely nuanced actresses exercised imaginative understatement.
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    Nicholas BellIONCINEMA.com
    Olivia is an entertainingly scripted scenario of repressed lust, exemplified in every possibly way, but quite brilliantly through a script filled with observational bon mots.
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