THE EVOLUTION OF A DIRECTING CAREER

From Australia to Hollywood and Back Again

▶ An Interview With Gillian Armstrong

 

 

Internationally acclaimed Australian film director Gillian Armstrong began her career in the mid-1970s and quickly became an integral part of Australia’s new wave of film. In 1976, she began a series of documentaries portraying the coming of age of three Adelaide girls: Smokes and Lollies (1976); Fourteen’s Good, Eighteen’s Better (1981); Bingo, Bridesmaids and Braces (1988); Not Fourteen Again (1996); and Love, Lust & Lies (2010), which won the Australian Director’s Guild Award for Best Direction in a Feature Documentary.

Her first feature, My Brilliant Career (1979), was the first Australian feature directed by a woman ...

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