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Muriel, an unhappy young woman in dismal surroundings, sets out to overcome obstacles such as her family, her joblessness, and her obsession with 70s glamour rockers ABBA. This film was a huge hit in 1995 and is now an Australian cinema classic.
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-429-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
PJ Hogan graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio school, where he wrote, directed and edited the short film
Getting Wet. It went on to win two Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards including Best Short Fiction. In 1986, he directed and co-wrote
The Humpty Dumpty Man, a film for television. In 1991 he was the second unit director and script editor on the acclaimed feature film
Proof, written and directed by his wife Jocelyn Moorhouse. Hogan directed the ‘Sloth’ episode of
Seven Deadly Sins for Australian Broadcasting Corporation Television.
Muriel’s Wedding (1994) which he wrote and directed was his feature debut. When it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight it received a 15 minute standing ovation. It received 11 AFI nominations, including Best Achievement in Direction and won AFI Awards for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Achievement in Sound. In 1996 PJ directed Julia Roberts and Rupert Everett in
My Best Friend’s Wedding. He co-wrote (with Jocelyn Moorhouse) and directed
Unconditional Love. He returned to Australia in 2002 where he directed