A Film by Gillian Armstrong
Sometimes it is the things that bind us, that truly set us free
Sybylla Melbyn (Judy Davis) is the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined, Sybylla dreams of succeeding as an acclaimed writer. But in a time of sexist ignorance and bigotry Sybylla has frequent clashes with procrustean conformists.
Though it is her love for the dashing Harry Beacham (Sam Neill) that will truly test her desire to succeed as a writer. As events twist and turn, Sybylla is painfully forced to realise the emotional cost of putting her career over love.
Critically acclaimed, winning six AFI Awards, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival, and Golden Globe Award, My Brilliant Career is a delicate parable of one woman's fight for independence, and the sacrifices of the heart that must be made along the way.
- • All new restored print
- • Audio Commentary by director Gillian Armstrong
- • Audio commentary by Dr Felicity Collins, Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies at LaTrobe University and author of The Films of Gillian Armstrong
- • The Miles Franklin Story
- • Interviews with producer Margaret Fink and director Gillian Armstrong
- • Original footage from Cannes 1980 featuring Judy Davis, Gillian Armstrong and Margaret Fink
- • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
- • Study Guide