Ladies in Black

Cast: Rachael Taylor, Ju­lia Or­mond, An­gourie Rice, Ryan Corr

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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.

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