the getting of wisdom

Bruce Beresford, Australia, 1977, 100 minutes, 35mm

The Getting of Wisdom
Laura Tweedle-Ramsbotham (Susannah Fowler) is a high-spirited country girl who is sent to an exclusive and very strict boarding school in Melbourne in 1910.

Finding it difficult to conform to the desired standards of decorum, her rebellious nature brings conflict among her peers and teachers.

Still resonant thirty years on, Bruce Beresford's blackly comic gem screened in Director's Fortnight at Cannes and has the distinction of being the first feature film produced with funding from what is now Film Victoria.

Winner Best Adapted Screenplay, 1977 AFI Awards.
Dates   Saturday 23 April 2005, 2pm
Admission   All tickets $8
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