One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.
In 1941, a 16 year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. One girl's passion for art and her never-ending hope will break the silence of history.
Ladies in Black is set in Sydney in the summer of 1959, against the backdrop of Australia's cultural awakening, breakdown of class structures, and liberation of women. It tells the coming-of-age story of suburban schoolgirl Lisa, who while waiting for her final high school exam results with dreams of going to the University of Sydney, takes a summer job at a large department store. Here she works side-by-side with a group of saleswomen who open her eyes to a world beyond her sheltered existence, and foster her metamorphosis.
Bruce Beresford's latest film LADIES IN BLACK was test screened first at The Regal Cinema located at 4 Moore Street, Birmingham Gardens, Newcastle, NSW. The last and longest-running single-screen cinema in Newcastle and has 125 seats. Bruce Beresford said "Testing the film up there was a superior move, reaction overtly good. The people who run The Regal Cinema are friends of mine." George Merriman said, "He (Bruce Beresford) is a real friend of The Regal Cinema. He wanted to get some feedback before they did the final touches. He said the screening was the best screening for what he needed. The Regal Cinema audience helped shape what is going to be the next great Australian film." See more »
In the scene with the Tram & Tram stop next to Mark Foys they forgot to CGI out the lawn beside the Tram Stop. See more »
I'm sorry I'm late, but, we went for a walk and Magda told me about Slovenia before the war. Oh, and we talked about books. And Stefan made us a lovely lunch.
He's Magda's husband.
Oh, right, he made the lunch?
European men like to cook.
Ah! Hmm, didn't know that. I like to drink. I'm off to the pub. See you in a couple of hours.
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Australian PG rated PAL video version on DVD and Blu-Ray runs 109 minutes and 4 seconds. United Kingdom PAL video version has BBFC Approved Running Time of 104 minutes 35 seconds. See more »
It was evident from the onset the 'Ladies in Black' nostalgic journey back to
Sydney circa 1959 would not disappoint. The visual production and period content made it so appealing to watch.
A bookish schoolgirl and a fashion department manager from different
backgrounds were pivotal characters for the narrative of change from the status quo. The dual storyline of a new girl entering the workforce and evolving into adulthood alongside a country evolving with new Australians from Europe . The embracement of these two characters and their positive influence on others around them complimented the awakening of new attitudes from those prevailing at the time. A passage of time handled with humour and contrast.
The film achieved its intention with a great cast. A light-hearted approach of an era some of us remember with characters that can be identified with. Above all, a visual delight to enjoy and be entertained.
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