Titsiana Booberini

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Titsiana Booberini
Directed by Robert Luketic
Written byTania Lacy
Starring Tania Lacy
Sophie Lee
Roz Hammond
Release date
July 31, 1997
Running time
12 minutes

Titsiana Booberini is a 1997 Australian short film directed by Robert Luketic, written by and starring Tania Lacy, also starring Sophie Lee, and Roz Hammond. [1]


Initially entered at the Telluride Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival, the film's success led to it being screened at film festivals all over the world. [2] It won "Best Film" at the Aspen Shortsfest, [3] and lead actress Tania Lacy's performance won her the "Best Actress Award" at the Exposure Film Festival in Brisbane. [4] Its positive reception at Sundance caught the interest of several high-profile studios, leading to Luketic being offered the directing position for Legally Blonde . [5] [6] At one point in 1998, there were plans to make a full-length version with Miramax. [7]

The film is a musical comedy, [8] with the story focusing on Titsiana Booberini, an Italian check-out girl at a suburban supermarket who is ridiculed by her fellow employees for her slightly hirsute upper lip. Titsiana gains new confidence and acceptance when she discovers a hair removal treatment.


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