Puberty Blues – 1981 – Bruce Beresford – The Last New Wave

Puberty Blues

For the third episode covering the films of the Australian New Wave era, we look at Bruce Beresford’s 1981 classic Puberty Blues. Starring Nell Schofeild and Jad Capelja as life-long friends Debbie and Sue, this is a film about growing up in the seventies. Full of great examples of ocker dialogue – you’ll be calling everyone a mole after watching this film – Puberty Blues is a wonderful example of the types of films made during the new wave era.

Make sure to check out the previous episodes below:

Wake in Fright – 1970 – Ted Kotcheff – Guest Michael Denniston
The Man From Hong Kong – 1975 – Brian Trenchard-Smith – Guest Miranda Sadjak
The Man From Hong Kong – Interview with Director Brian Trenchard-Smith
Puberty Blues – 1981 – Bruce Beresford – Guest Bernadette Peirce
Razorback – 1984 – Russell Mulcahy – Guest Simon Sherry

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