This is the film that became a worldwide sensation and remains perhaps the most beloved and acclaimed romantic epic of all time! Oscar-nominee Judy Davis (A PASSAGE TO INDIA, HUSBANDS AND WIVES) made her international breakthrough debut as Sybylla Melvyn, a free-spirited young writer who refuses to conform to societys expectations of how a proper woman should live her life. Sam Neill (JURASSIC PARK, THE PIANO) co-stars as the wealthy suitor who tries to win her restless heart in this Oscar nominated classic directed by Gillian Armstrong (LITTLE WOMEN, STARSTRUCK).
The first shot with vegetation as Sybylla (Judy Davis), sent from her parents droughted farm, is greeted by Frank (Robert Grubb) then her grandmother and aunt (Aileen Britton, Wendy Hughes), in Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career, 1979, from the novel by Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin.
The still-startling opening, to director Gillian Armstrong's first feature and Judy Davis' first film, set in 1897 Australia from the acclaimed novel by Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career, 1979, also starring Sam Neill.
A story charting the developing self-awareness of Sybylla Melvyn as she grows from an insecure tomboy to a self-assured woman. Sybylla wants to be a writer and stuns her family and friends by her insistence on following her dream.
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A story charting the developing self-awareness of Sybylla Melvyn as she grows from an insecure tomboy to a self-assured woman. Sybylla wants to be a writer and stuns her family and friends by her insistence on following her dream. Despite the objections of her family acquaintances, she rejects the marriage proposal from the rich Harry Beecham to continue going her own way, in spite of the odds stacked against her in a repressive Victorian environment.
Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to the screen, Laura Tweedle Rambotham (Susannah Fowle).
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