MURIEL'S WEDDING (15)
D: P. J. Hogan
CIBY 2000/AFFC (Lynda House & Jocelyn Moorhouse)
W: P. J. Hogan
DP: Martin McGrath
Ed: Jill Bilcock
Mus: Peter Best
Toni Collette (Muriel Heslop), Bill Hunter (Bill Heslop), Rachel Griffiths (Rhonda Epinstall), Sophie Lee (Tania Degano)
Hugely enjoyable Australian comedy about an overweight, unhappy and lonely 22-year-old, fed up with being the butt of many jokes, running off to find love and happiness.
This sleeper hit found a huge audience when it was released in the UK and launched the career of its lead actress, Toni Colette, who appeared in bigger budget Hollywood features not long after.