The Getting of Wisdom DVD
The Getting of WisdomDVD
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 prestigiousgirl'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.