My Brilliant Career Poster

Release Date: February 1st, 1980

DVD Release Date: May 31st, 2005

G|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Growing up in the Australian outback, creative and headstrong Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis) dreams of becoming a famous writer despite long odds and the objections of her family. Forced by money problems to move in with her rich grandmother (Aileen Britton), she soon makes the acquaintance of a handsome landowner, Harry (Sam Neill), and wins him over despite their class differences. When Harry proposes, Sybylla must choose between romantic love an the brilliant career she craves.

Cast: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb, Max Cullen, Patricia Kennedy, Aileen Britton, Peter Whitford

Director: Gillian Armstrong

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Greater Union Organisation (GUO)

Distributors: Analysis Film Releasing Corporation

Keywords: Growing up, Inspiring, Witty


Winner Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film