Buy Loving Annabelle PLUS the classic film that inspired its creation, Madchen in Uniform!
Loving Annabelle: One Student, One Teacher, One Secret
Rising heart-throb Erin Kelly stars as Annabelle, a precocious Senator’s daughter who falls in love with her teacher Simone (gorgeous Diane Gaidry) at a stodgy Catholic girls boarding school. Inspired by the classic lesbian drama Maedchen in Uniform, out writer-director Katherine Brooks unveils this passionate tale of forbidden love with intelligence, wit and sensitivity.
Inspired by the 1931 German classic, MADCHEN IN UNIFORM, director Katharine Brooks’ LOVING ANNABELLE gives a modern telling of this “forbidden love” story that continues to be controversial to this day. With stunning cinematography by Cynthia Pusheck, LOVING ANNABELLE offers excellent performances from its female leads, Diane Gaidry and Erin Kelly, as well as a featured performance by Academy Award nominee/Golden Globe recipient Kevin McCarthy.
LOVING ANNABELLE explores the complexity and controversy of love and struggle between two women who have every reason to deny their feelings. Blind to the world around them, the two journey into a love affair destined to change their lives forever.
This handsome collector’s edition DVD is jam-packed with extras including alternate endings and deleted scenes.
Madchen in Uniform:
“A lesbian classic.” — AfterEllen.com
German screen legend Romy Schneider stars as spirited teenage orphan, Manuela—who arrives at a strict all-girl boarding school where she falls in love with her teacher, Fraeulein von Bernburg (played by the beautiful young Lilli Palmer) much to the dismay of the school’s authoritarian headmistress.
This 1958 remake of the historic 1931 film improves upon the original considerably—offering up a wonderful, poignant and extremely rare 1950s portrayal of youthful lesbian longing and truly forbidden love (while Manuela is head over heels infatuated with her teacher, the teacher is affectionate but entirely restrained). This gorgeously shot production is based upon the original 1930 play by German lesbian writer Christa Winsloe.
Never before released on video! Includes special bonus featurette: From Manuela To Annabelle (in which director Katherine Brooks discusses how Madchen in Uniform inspired Loving Annabelle).
NOTE: Loving Annabelle is English with closed captions / Madchen is German with subtitles.
- Loving Annabelle
- Behind the scenes featurette (with outtakes & interviews)
- Alternate Ending Commentary with Katherine Brooks & Erin Kelly
- Deleted Scenes
- Closed Captioned
- Bonus Featurette! “From Manuela to Annabelle” – Director Katherine Brooks discusses how Mädchen in Uniform inspired Loving Annabelle