My Brilliant Career
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.
- " This Australian film is a charming look at 19th-century rural days in general and the stirrings of self-realization and feminine liberation in the persona of a headstrong young girl who wants to go her own way. " – Variety Staff
- " A remarkably assured – and unfailingly attractive looking – look at the life of a young woman in 1897 Australia. " – Ken Hanke
- " 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