Rent My Brilliant Career (1979)

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1h 35min
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Synopsis:
Sybylla Melvyn (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. '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.
Actors:
, , , , , Aileen Britton, , , , , , Marion Shad, Arron Wood, , , , , Suzanne Roylance, Zelda Smyth, Bobbie Ward
Directors:
Producers:
Margaret Fink
Writers:
Eleanor Witcombe, Miles Franklin
Others:
Anna Senior
Studio:
Cinema Club
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Countries:
Australia
Awards:

1981 BAFTA Best Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
01/09/2003
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/05/2019
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary from 2009 featuring Armstrong
  • New interview with Armstrong
  • Interview from 1980 with actor Judy Davis
  • New interview with production designer Luciana Arrighi
  • One Hundred a Day (1973), a student short film by Armstrong
  • Trailer
  • An essay by critic Carrie Rickey

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