Dorthea Gazidis

In 1976 Kim Longinotto (then called Kimona Landseer and still a film student) and Dorothea Gazidis directed PRIDE OF PLACE about Longinotto’s boarding school (from which she was expelled) in Buckinghamshire/Britain. Later films such as HOLD ME TIGHT LET ME GO (about a boarding school for "difficult" children and teenagers) are foreshadowed thematically and stylistically in Longinotto’s debut. (8/14)

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Pride of Place


A film by Dorthea Gazidis, 1976, 60 min, BW

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,…

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