At first glance, it is not obvious that Abigail Evans lives with a life-threatening skin disease. She is a typical teenager: moody, rebellious, irreverent, and is also strikingly beautiful.... See full summary »
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While trying to make his sister's wedding day go smoothly, Jack finds himself juggling an angry ex-girlfriend, an uninvited guest with a secret, a misplaced sleep sedative, and the girl that got away in alternate versions of the same day.
An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters.
Ladies in Black is set in Sydney in the summer of 1959, against the backdrop of Australia's cultural awakening, breakdown of class structures, and liberation of women. It tells the coming-of-age story of suburban schoolgirl Lisa, who while waiting for her final high school exam results with dreams of going to the University of Sydney, takes a summer job at a large department store. Here she works side-by-side with a group of saleswomen who open her eyes to a world beyond her sheltered existence, and foster her metamorphosis.
Rudi (Ryan Corr) takes Fay (Rachael Taylor) to begin their date on the Friday Evening, to see the 7:30pm cinema screening of the french language movie GERVAISE (1956) at The Hoyts Corporation Pty Limited owned "Crest Theatre" at 157 Blaxcell Street, Granville NSW. Sydney Art Deco Heritage building, this cinema was built during 1948 and opened at Easter 27th March 1948 and closing date was Saturday 24th August 1963, the iconic "Crest Theatre" is now The Blouza Hall. The movie GERVAISE (1956) only ever screened for a limited run, in just one Sydney cinema during October and November 1958 at The Savoy Theatre. From March 1939 The Savoy Theatre at 29 Bligh Street, Sydney, NSW, became the iconic venue for foreign language films, exhibiting high-class Continental films, and closed in January 1973. See more »
On Elizabeth Street, outside the Goodes department store on Elizabeth Street, Fay (Rachael Taylor) gets off an electric tram arriving from Circular Quay, but all the destination signs on the tram, incorrectly show that the tram is going to Circular Quay and Elizabeth Street. See more »
I'm sorry I'm late, but, we went for a walk and Magda told me about Slovenia before the war. Oh, and we talked about books. And Stefan made us a lovely lunch.
He's Magda's husband.
Oh, right, he made the lunch?
European men like to cook.
Ah! Hmm, didn't know that. I like to drink. I'm off to the pub. See you in a couple of hours.
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Australian PG rated PAL video version on DVD and Blu-Ray runs 109 minutes and 4 seconds. United Kingdom PAL video version has BBFC Approved Running Time of 104 minutes 35 seconds. See more »
This film can be enjoyed simply as a feel-good story with beautiful scenery. It also shows a time of change for Australia, as well as for the young heroine Lisa: Anglo- and Irish-Australians meeting Continental European culture; a working-class girl aspiring to go to university; women wanting fulfilling relationships with their husbands, rather than settling for "he's not a bad bloke".
A lovely adaptation of Madeleine St John's novel, The Women in Black, with a great ensemble cast.
Beautiful late 1950s costumes and production design recreating 1950s Sydney.
One reviewer criticised the film because "nothing happens", but for the four central characters - Lisa, Fay, Patty, and Magda - it is a summer of significant change.
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