THE DRESSMAKER (2015)

Rating: M
Length: 119 minutes
Session Times:
Sat, 3rd Nov:2:30pm
Genre: Australian comedy drama outback fashion romance
Rating: M 119 mature themes, violence, coarse language and sexual references
Cast: Kate Winselt, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Kerry Fox, Rebecca Gibney, Barry Otto, Shane Jacobson, Julia Blake,
Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse

Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, this bittersweet, comedy-drama is set in early 1950s Australia. Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy, but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in so doing gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Reviews:
"Here she [Jocelyn Moorehouse] cracks the facade of dry Australian realism, so that the familiarity of the rural landscape is rent asunder by stylish spectacle and caustic wit." The Age
"The Dressmaker is enormously good fun, especially if you love clothes and enjoy a makeover montage." sbs.com.au
"Moorhouse's adaptation of Rosalie Ham's 2000 novel may lead audiences to expect a primmer, more well-behaved movie based on its title alone, but that doesn't mean it won't have them in stitches." Variety
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