A cast of fab­u­lous Aus­tralian ac­tresses and a Bri­tish vet­eran star as the ladies in black.

VOGUE Australia - - VIEWPOINT -

An­gourie Rice (Lisa):

“There’s a strong theme of ac­cept­ing peo­ple who have a dif­fer­ent cul­ture and I think that’s re­ally im­por­tant … Di­ver­sity is so im­por­tant, not just for the sake of art and lit­er­a­ture and cul­ture, but also bi­o­log­i­cally it’s the best thing that can hap­pen to a pop­u­la­tion, so it’s great that this film is send­ing this mes­sage of ac­cep­tance.”

Rachael Tay­lor (Fay)

“The film cap­tures that mo­ment in time be­tween 1959 and 1960 when we were very much on the precipice of great change – par­tic­u­larly women in Aus­tralia – but it still feels like a story that I can ap­ply to my life now in so many ways … it’s very much evoca­tive of the time at the same time be­ing so rel­e­vant to where we are now.”

Ali­son McGirr (Patty):

“[On set] we were around this en­ergy that is so in­spi­ra­tional and the story is about women own­ing them­selves and stand­ing up and do­ing what they be­lieve in … it’s a gen­tle story that has so many lay­ers with­out it be­ing po­lit­i­cal. And to have that in this mo­ment with us own­ing our voices is so im­por­tant right now … it’s bloody in­spi­ra­tional!”

Ju­lia Or­mond (Magda):

“The migrant story re­ally res­onated. I think it is lu­di­crous of us to be­lieve that the mi­gra­tion of peo­ple is go­ing to get any bet­ter un­til we get much bet­ter at how we deal with peo­ple on the planet. So I hope it res­onates and I hope it opens peo­ple up a lit­tle bit to the more pos­i­tive side and how cul­ture has changed as a re­sult.”

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