My Brilliant Career (1979)

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Gillian Armstrong directs Judy Davis, Sam Neill and Wendy Hughes in this Australian period coming of age tale about a young woman who wants more than to just be married off. 

A compelling central performance from Davis, a pure feminist message and neat period realisation of every strata of Aussie life make this a watchable treat. I’ll confess I had to hunt this down illegally on YouTube and the version available was seemingly speeded up by about 30 percent. So not an ideal viewing experience but the quality still shone through.

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