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, Lisa, aged sixteen, takes a holiday job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. There she meets the “ladies in black”. Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion floor, and assisting sales ladies Patty and Fay, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As she grows from a bookish schoolgirl into a glamorous and positive young woman, the impact they have on each other will change all their lives.
Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama directed by the two-time Academy Award® nominated film director Bruce Beresford, who brought us both Driving Miss Daisy and Mao’s Last Dancer, and the story is adapted from the bestselling novel THE WOMEN IN BLACK by Madeleine St John.
Premiers July 19th without subtitles in Bíó Paradís – ONLY shown for limited time!!!