There is an undeniable elegance about the late 1950s to early 1960s and director Bruce Beresford is ready to capture all of it in his stunning new drama Ladies in Black.
Here’s the synopsis:
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.
Based on the best-selling book by Madeleine St John, Ladies in Black has a very impressive cast including Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Alison McGirr, Ryan Corr and Shane Jacobson and is guranteed to be a must watch for any stylish fashionista.
Ladies in Black will be released in cinemas on October 18.
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