LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI
2000 Australian feature film
Written by Melina Marchetta
Produced by Robyn Kershaw
Josie (Pia Miranda) is struggling to cope with her teenage existence. She lives with her single mother, Christina (Greta Scacchi), and attends a prestigious private school, where her snobbish classmates mock her Sicilian heritage. She contends with the dramas of teen romance, divided between John (Matthew Newton) and Jacob (Kick Gurry). When her family receives a visit from Michael (Anthony LaPaglia), her mother’s former lover, Josie is overwhelmed when she discovers that he is also her father.
11 nominations and 7 wins Australian Film Institute award for Best Film.