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Title:
My brilliant career
Author:
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954. My brilliant career.
Edition:
40th anniversary restored edition.
Publication Information:
Australia : Distributed by Madman Entertainment, [2019]

©1979
Physical Description:
1 DVD-video (95 minutes) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
General Note:
Madman Entertainment : MMA6415.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.

Adapted from the novel by Miles Franklin.

Restored by The National Film and Sound Archive.

Special features: The Miles Franklin story -- Interview with producer Margaret Fink -- Interview with director Gillian Armstrong -- Cannes footage from 1980 featuring Judy Davis, Margaret Fink and Gillian Armstrong.
Abstract:
Sometimes it is the things that bind us, that truly set us free. Judy Davis stars as Sybylla Melbyn, the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined in a time of sexist ignorance and bigotry, Sybylla dreams of success as an acclaimed writer and her resolve causes frequent clashes with those close to her who believe a career inappropriate for a woman. But it is her love for the dashing Harry Beacham (Sam Neill) that will truly test the independent-minded Sybylla's desire to succeed on her own terms. A critically-acclaimed Australian masterpiece, My Brilliant Career is a delicate parable of one woman's fight for independence, and the sacrifices that must be made along the way to success.
Reading Level:
Censorhsip classification : G.
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