Ladies in Black

Ladies in Black

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Director:Bruce Beresford
Cast:Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Alison McGirr
Premiere:1. November 2019
Length:109 minutes
Genre:Comedy

Director: Bruce Beresford  •  Cast: Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Alison McGirr, Susie Porter, Vincent Perez, Nicholas Hammond, Ryan Corr, Noni Hazlehurst, Shane Jacobson

Sydney of the late 1950s and Australian society is undergoing big cultural changes. Shy 16 year old Lisa starts working at a department store after finishing high school. Her more experienced colleagues take Lisa under their wing but Lisa is captivated by Magda (Julia Ormond), a noble Slovenian immigrant who introduces her to a completely different way of life than what she has been used to. For Lisa, this means the start of new and exciting experiences as well as a struggle to assert her will when it comes to her future, which she sees as being so different to that of her parents. The seemingly ordinary tale of a few shop assistants in black uniforms in fact illustrates the profound transformation of a country which accepted migrants from all over the world and which is still reaping the benefits of this today. A comedy about the prejudices Europeans had (and still have!) about Australia as well as about the prejudices of Australians about Europeans and how best to deal with all of these. This movie was a hit with Australian audiences.

Festivals and awards:

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards 2018 – Best Lead Actress; Best Original Music Score; Best Costume Design

Australian Film Critics Association Awards 2019 – Best Actress

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2019 – Best Supporting Actress; Best Actress; Best Original Score

+ The screening will be preceded by a very special live performance of Aboriginal musician Jessie Lloyd singing Australian mission songs.

Length: 109 min

Year: 2018
Local premiere date: 1. November 2019
World premiere date: 20. September 2018

Country of origin:

  • Australia

Director: Bruce Beresford  •  Cast: Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Alison McGirr, Susie Porter, Vincent Perez, Nicholas Hammond, Ryan Corr, Noni Hazlehurst, Shane Jacobson

Sydney of the late 1950s and Australian society is undergoing big cultural changes. Shy 16 year old Lisa starts working at a department store after finishing high school. Her more experienced colleagues take Lisa under their wing but Lisa is captivated by Magda (Julia Ormond), a noble Slovenian immigrant who introduces her to a completely different way of life than what she has been used to. For Lisa, this means the start of new and exciting experiences as well as a struggle to assert her will when it comes to her future, which she sees as being so different to that of her parents. The seemingly ordinary tale of a few shop assistants in black uniforms in fact illustrates the profound transformation of a country which accepted migrants from all over the world and which is still reaping the benefits of this today. A comedy about the prejudices Europeans had (and still have!) about Australia as well as about the prejudices of Australians about Europeans and how best to deal with all of these. This movie was a hit with Australian audiences.

Festivals and awards:

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards 2018 – Best Lead Actress; Best Original Music Score; Best Costume Design

Australian Film Critics Association Awards 2019 – Best Actress

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2019 – Best Supporting Actress; Best Actress; Best Original Score

+ The screening will be preceded by a very special live performance of Aboriginal musician Jessie Lloyd singing Australian mission songs.

Year: 2018
Local premiere date: 1. November 2019
World premiere date: 20. September 2018

Country of origin:

  • Australia
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