Preview, Women come into their own in pre-feminist Australia in “Ladies in Black”

It’s Sydney 1959 in this Bruce Beresford film of the Madeleine St. John novel, and the various “department store women” face differing futures, but futures constricted by the “No girl’a MOYN is goin’ t’UNIVERSITY” times, and Australia’s lingering provincial reputation in the world.

Yeah, that’s Julia Ormond slinging a French accent, with Rachael Taylor, Angourie Rice and a lot of fresh faces from the land of Kidman, Robbie, Watts, Blanchett and Mailman. 

“Ladies in Black” opens Sept. 20 Down Under, but with Sony having it and Beresford’s rep, a North American release is sure to follow.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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