"After years as a dressmaker for the most exclusive fashion houses of London, Milan and Paris, stylish beauty Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage returns to her native Australia, from which she emerged as a
"After years as a dressmaker for the most exclusive fashion houses in London, Milan and Paris, stylish beauty Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage returns to her Australian homeland, from which she was once expelled as a teenager. Welcome to the small town of Dungatar - somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Armed with a sewing machine, the glamorous extraordinaire cleans up her past and embarks on a sweet quest for revenge. Quick-wittedly putting aside the old feud with her mother 'Mad' Molly, she wins the favor of the suspicious villagers with her craftsmanship - and seems to get soft in the knees with Teddy, an Adonis of a man. Set in the 1950s, the bittersweet comedyThe Dressmakerenchants with its wonderfully symbolically drawn characters and allows Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving to shine in all their glory."
Zurich Film Festival
"Jocelyn Moorhouse (An American Quilt,A Thousand Acres) returns to the director's chair withThe Dressmakerafter an 18-year absence with a distinct wink. She has succeeded in making a visually beguiling, narratively idiosyncratic film that veers consistently between drama, love story, persiflage and homage."
Falk Straub, kino-zeit.de
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119 min. color. Digital HD. E/d Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse Written by: based on a novel by Rosalie Ham, Jocelyn Moorhouse, P.J. Hogan Cinematography: Donald McAlpine Editing: Jill Bilcock Music: David Hirschfelder Starring: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving
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