Pride Double Bill: 'Mädchen in Uniform' (1931) + 'Queen Christina' (1933)

Film screening
August 2

We have organised a special screening during Pride featuring the films: Mädchen in Uniform & Queen Christina.

Mädchen in Uniform, 1931
12pm - 1.30pm
German spoken & English subtitles
Directed by Leontine Sagan

This film acquired cult status as it was one of the first films to focus on the love between two women. Fourteen-year-old motherless Manuela is sent to a boarding school and falls in love with her teacher. When the director finds out about this, she forbids contact between the teacher and Manuela.

Queen Christina
, 1933
2pm - 3.40pm
English spoken, without subtitles
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Bisexual actress Greta Garbo stars as Queen Christina of Sweden, who is destined to marry her cousin but is in love with Don Antonio, the Spanish ambassador. This gives Princess Christina a choice: love or the throne?

However, this love story is not based on facts: In reality, Christina was devoted to her bridesmaid, friend and 'bedmate' Ebba Sparre. In the film, Christina kisses Ebba twice, but the kisses are rather chaste, and any suggestion of a romantic relationship between the two women is firmly brushed aside in the rest of the film. However, the good listener can discover several references to Christina's actual orientation.

This screening is organised as part of the exhibition Charlotte Salomon in Close-up, which can be seen in the Jewish Museum until September 29.
Check the agenda for the full film program.

Admission: free + museum ticket.
Free access to the museum and screening for Cineville pass holders.

Free access to the museum and screening for Cineville pass holders.