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My Brilliant Career

Director: Gillian Armstrong

Genre: Drama

Year: 1979

Running time: 100 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: Exclusive Media

Cast: Judy Davis, Sam Neill

Sybylla Melvyn is an independent young woman who soon after arriving to live with her Grandmother Bossier and aunt Helen announces that she will never marry and plans on having a career instead. She does attracts the interest of several suitors. The bumbling Englishman Frank Hawdon has only been in Australia for three months and proposes that she return home with him as his wife. She rejects him out of hand telling her grandmother that she does not love him. Then there's her neighbour, the handsome young farmer Harry Beecham, who she is attracted to and eventually accepts his proposal. Time passes however and in the end refuses to marry him while she seeks to become a writer.


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