My Brilliant Career
Gillian Armstrong; Australia, 1979, 100min
This acclaimed romantic film became a worldwide sensation and launched the international career of Judy Davis.
She debuts here as Sybylla Melvyn, a free-spirited young writer who refuses to conform to society's expectations of how a 'proper' woman should live her life. Sam Neill co-stars as the wealthy suitor who tries to win her restless heart.
This film was an early entry in the magnificent "New Australian Cinema" movement that yielded such classics as Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, and Breaker Morant, and 27-year-old Gillian Armstrong (whose directorial debut this was, and who would later direct the popular 1994 version of Little Women) brought just the right feminist touch to this stately adaptation of the 1901 semi-autobiographical novel by Miles Franklin.
Winner of 6 Australian Film Institute awards, including best picture and best director; Academy Award nomination for best costume design.
Monday, 25 February, 8pm
HELP University College Theatrette, Pusat Bandar Damansara, KL
Admission by membership, available at the door: RM60 1 year (students RM30); RM40 6 mths; RM30 4 mths
Free admission for Alliance Francaise members & HELP students
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