Pride of Place - Observations of lives of girls at a Public School

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© Longinotto
59 minutes / B&W / 1976
Directed by
Dorothea Gazidis Kimona Landseer Kim Longinotto

Country of production

A rarely seen classic, PRIDE OF PLACE was made as a first project while Longinotto was a student at England’s National School of Television and Film. As a teenager, the filmmaker had been condemned to a girls' boarding school in an old, isolated castle in Buckinghamshire. Wisely, she ran away at the age of 17, and years later took the opportunity for sweet revenge. In this dark and expressive film, Longinotto exposes the repressive school from the students’ perspective—as a kind of miniature state with bizarre rules, indigestible food and absurd punishments. One year after the release of the film, the boarding school was closed down. With Pride of Place, Longinotto sets the tone for a long career of films in which individuals revolt against oppressive authorities and stifling traditions

Language and subtitles English (no subtitles)

Region British-Irish Isles

Country United Kingdom

Keywords Children / Young people Education / Knowledge Transmission Gender Role and Identity