The suffocating repressiveness of the Victorian era is superbly realized by director Bruce Beresford in THE GETTING OF WISDOM. Thirteen-year-old Laura (Susannah Fowle), an incorrigible free spirit from the Australian outback, is enrolled in a prestigious girl's boarding school. The indoctrination process is a rough one, and Laura very nearly loses her individuality and sense of self-worth. When she does mature, however, it is on her terms, and not the school's. Intriguingly, THE GETTING OF WISDOM is based on the reminiscences of a 19th-century female writer who used the pen name of Henry Handel Richardson.
Release Date: 23 January 2012
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 1977
Main Language: English