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The Getting of Wisdom
Directed by Bruce Beresford • 1977 • Australia
Starring Susannah Fowle, Hilary Ryan, John Waters
Told with a delicate blend of satire and nostalgia, this award-winning coming-of-age tale introduces one of Australian literature’s most beloved characters, Laura Tweedle Rambothan (Susannah Fowle), to the screen. Chronicling her stormy passage through the sedate halls of an expensive Melbourne finishing school, this captivating adaptation of the classic best seller by Henry Handel Richardson delivers a rich and amusing portrait of an imaginative country girl who refuses to be broken to fit the mold of a Victorian-era young lady.