A brand-new digital restoration of Gillian Armstrong's award-winning adaptation of Miles Franklin's classic novel, featuring Judy Davis in her movie debut.
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.
- " A story of one woman, two suitors, and a passion for the pen. " – Michael J. Casey (Boulder Weekly)
- " One of the key films of the Australian New Wave of the 1970s, My Brilliant Career represented breakthroughs for both director Gillian Armstrong and star Judy Davis. " – Matt Brunson (Film Frenzy)
- " It's hard to imagine a film filled with more quiet integrity, intelligent passion, realistic drama and genuine entertainment than Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career. " – Michael Blowen (Boston Globe)