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Sybylla Melvyn, born to poverty on an outback farm, is determined to fulfil her life and have not just a career, but a 'brilliant' one. This moving and dramatic love story follows her early years and the writing of her novel My Brilliant Career. Based on the novel by Miles Franklin.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Cast
Judy Davis - Sam Neill - Wendy Hughes - Pat Kennedy - Robert Grubb - Max Cullen - Aileen Britton - Peter Whitford - Carole Kinner - Alan Hopgood - Julia Blake - Tony Hughes - Tina Robinson - Aaron Corrin - Sharon Crouch - Robert Austin - Mark Spain - Simone Buchanan - Hayley Anderson - David Franklin - Marion Schad - Aaron Wood - Max Meldrum
Production Completion Date
1979
Production Company
Margaret Fink Films Pty Ltd
International Sales
Margaret Fink Films Pty Ltd
Theatrical release
1979/08/14 (Australia)
TV release
1983/03/30 (Australia)
Online release
2005/01/01 (Australia)
Video release
1986/01/01 (Australia)
Cable/Sat release
1986/02/22 (United States)
2002/07/07 (Australia)

Selected Awards & Festivals

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