By Travis Johnson

Sony Pictures Releasing have unveiled two images from Ladies in Black, the upcoming dramedy from acclaimed director Bruce Beresford (Breaker Morant, Driving Miss Daisy, Mao’s Last Dancer, Puberty Blues, etc, etc).

Based on Madeleine St John’s novel, Women in Black, the film is set in the summer of 1959 and follows a shy schoolgirl, Lisa (Angourie Rice), as she takes a summer job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s.  Beguiled and influenced by Magda (Julia Ormond), the vivacious manager of the high-fashion floor, and befriended by fellow sales ladies Patty (Alison McGirr) and Fay (Rachael Taylor), she 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. Ryan Corr, Shane Jacobson, Noni Hazlehurst, Susie Porter, Luke Pegler, Nicholas Hammond and Vincent Perez co-star.

Left to Right – Alison McGirr as Patty Williams, Angourie Rice as Lisa Miles and Rachael Taylor as Fay Baines.


Julia Ormond as Magda Szombatheli.

Ladies in Black is in cinemas from October 18, 2018.


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