Ladies in Black: A 30-Year Obsession
Bruce Beresford in conversation with Margaret Pomeranz
Growing up in Western Sydney near the migrant camp at Villawood meant Academy Award nominated film director, Bruce Beresford had a personal connection to the characters in his latest film Ladies in Black. Beresford had another special connection to the classic book written by Madeleine St John: he and St John knew each other as students at Sydney University, at a time when fellow students Germaine Greer and Clive James would go on to become the country’s most influential thinkers. Beresford shares with Margaret Pomeranz the behind-the-scenes story of why it took him almost 30 long years to bring Ladies in Black from the printed page to the big screen.