Tony's Comments :
This critically acclaimed Australian film focuses on the life of a young ethnic girl growing up in multi-cultural Australia. The story was adapted from the most stolen book in Australian High School libraries. The film is touching & at times has a very realistic quality. Solid performances from the cast & excellent direction have earned this film the recognition it deserves. The film won many AFI awards in 2000 including: Best Film, Best Editing, Best Actress (Pia Miranda), Best Supporting Actress (Greta Scacchi) & Best Screenplay Adapted From Another Source. Also look out for Matthew Newton, son of famous Australian talk show host Burt Newton.
Australian DVD Synopsis :
Josie Alibrandi has a lot to deal with right now. She's 17, got the dreaded H.S.C in front of her and the boy of her dreams seems completely out of reach. Then there's that other problem. She's a wog. Sure it's where Josie comes from, but it's not where she feels she belongs. In fact, Josie doesn't know where she belongs. With her Nonna in one ear talking about the old country and the stuck-up girls at her school telling her she's an outsider, it's no wonder. This year, however, everything is going to change. Josie will let loose, face her fears, uncover secrets - even discover the true identity of her father. It's going to be a year when Josie finally finds out where she belongs.