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Adaptation of The Women in Black Madeleine St John , 1993 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Ladies in Black
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'Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, a shy schoolgirl (Lisa) takes a summer job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. There she meets the 'ladies in black', who will change her life forever. Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion floor, and befriended by fellow sales ladies Patty and Fay, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As Lisa grows from a bookish schoolgirl to a glamorous and positive young woman, she herself becomes a catalyst for a cultural change in everyone’s lives.'

Source: Screen Australia.

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      Australia,
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      Lumila Films ,
      2018 .
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      Screen cap from promotional trailer
      Extent: 109min.p.

Works about this Work

Ladies in Black : Director Bruce Beresford Recreates Postwar Culture of 1950s Sydney Jason Di Russo , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , September 2018;

'Growing up in Western Sydney near the migrant camp at Villawood meant Bruce Beresford had a personal connection to the characters in his latest film Ladies in Black.'  (Introduction)

[Review] Ladies in Black Christos Tsiolkas , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 29 September - 5 October 2018;

— Review of Ladies in Black Bruce Beresford , Sue Milliken , 2018 single work film/TV

'Bruce Beresford’s Ladies in Black is not just a homage to classical filmmaking and 1950s Sydney, it is also a window into the cultural richness brought by post-World War II refugees. If only it had pushed darker themes further.'  (Introduction)

[Review] Ladies in Black Christos Tsiolkas , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 29 September - 5 October 2018;

— Review of Ladies in Black Bruce Beresford , Sue Milliken , 2018 single work film/TV

'Bruce Beresford’s Ladies in Black is not just a homage to classical filmmaking and 1950s Sydney, it is also a window into the cultural richness brought by post-World War II refugees. If only it had pushed darker themes further.'  (Introduction)

Ladies in Black : Director Bruce Beresford Recreates Postwar Culture of 1950s Sydney Jason Di Russo , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , September 2018;

'Growing up in Western Sydney near the migrant camp at Villawood meant Bruce Beresford had a personal connection to the characters in his latest film Ladies in Black.'  (Introduction)

Last amended 12 Nov 2018 13:08:52
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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1959
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