Ladies in Black — International Trailer


added: Fri, Jun 15th '18

Bruce Beresford, the 77-year-old Australian-born director of "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Tender Mercies," is once again working in his home country, where he directs the upcoming female-driven Australian dramedy "Ladies in Black," for which an international trailer has been released.

Based on Australian novelist Madeleine St John's 1993 best-seller "The Women in Black," which itself was adapted into an acclaimed 2015 musical in Australia, the 1959-set film takes place over the course of a fateful summer during which a young schoolgirl joins the sales staff at a high-end women's clothing store in Sydney, all while forming close relationships with her co-workers and the store's Hungarian manager.

The cast is led by Angourie Rice (Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Nice Guys), Rachael Taylor (Marvel's Jessica Jones), Alison McGirr, and Julia Ormond (Mad Men, Legends of the Fall) with appearances by Ryan Corr (Hacksaw Ridge), Shane Jacobson (The Dressmaker), Susie Porter (Cargo), Noni Hazlehurst (Candy), and Vincent Perez (The Crow: City of Angels)

"Ladies in Black" will open theatrically in Australia on October 18th.

The classic Australian story about love, hope and the perfect dress, now adapted for the big screen.

From Academy Award-nominated director Bruce Beresford comes the comedy drama Ladies in Black, based on Madeleine St John's best-selling novel, The Women in Black.

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.


directed by   Bruce Beresford

starring   Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Ryan Corr, Vincent Perez, Alison McGirr, Susie Porter, Shane Jacobson, Noni Hazlehurst

release date   October 18, 2018 (Australia release)

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