"For her award-winning breakthrough film, director Gillian Armstrong drew on teenage author Miles Franklin's novel, a celebrated turn-of-the-twentieth-century Australian coming-of-age story, to brashly upend the conventions of period romance. Headstrong young Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis, in a star-making performance) bemoans her stifling life in the backcountry where her writerly ambitions receive little encouragement, and craves independence over all else. When a handsome landowner (Sam Neill), disarmed by her unruly charms, begins to court her, Sybylla must decide whether she can reconcile the prospect of marriage with the illustrious life's work she imagines for herself. Suffused with generous humor and a youthful appetite for experience, My Brilliant Career is a luminous portrait of an ardently free spirit"--Container.
Criterion collection ; 973.
The Criterion collection
The Criterion collection ; 973
Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954 -- Film adaptations.
Love -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Beauman, Nicholas, editor of moving image work.
Britton, Aileen, 1916-1986, actor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Cullen, Max, 1940- actor.
Davis, Judy, 1956- actor.
Fink, Margaret, film producer.
Greater Union Organisation. Film Distributors.
Grubb, Robert, 1950- actor.
Hughes, Wendy, 1952-2014, actor.
Kennedy, Patricia, 1917-2012, actor.
Margaret Fink Films Pty. Ltd., production company.
McAlpine, Donald M., director of photography.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954. My brilliant career.
Neill, Sam, actor.
New South Wales Film Corporation, presenter.
Whitford, Peter, 1939- actor.
Witcombe, Eleanor, screenwriter.