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


1976 / 59 minutes

Directed by
Dorothea Gazidis Kimona Landseer Kim Longinotto

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)
British-Irish Isles
United Kingdom
Children / Young people Education / Knowledge Transmission Gender Role and Identity