Ladies in Black
Cast: Rachael Taylor, Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Ryan Corr
It’s the tail-end of the 1950s and Lisa (Angourie Rice of The Nice Guys and Spider-Man: Homecoming) is about to get flung out of her suburban bubble and thrust into the modern future with a job at a chic Sydney department store. Dressed all in black, Lisa storms headfirst into an Australia that is rapidly changing thanks to women’s liberation and the influx of immigration. Meanwhile, as Lisa’s parents struggle with her newfound desire for independence and education. With stunning fashions that are evocative of box office smash hit The Dressmaker and a winning ensemble of local and international names – also included in the cast are Noni Hazlehurst, Shane Jacobson and Susie Porter – Ladies in Black is a lively adaptation of the best-selling novel by Madeleine St John. Director Bruce Beresford has made his first Australian film since Mao’s Last Dancer and it is a return to his homegrown roots.