WHO’S IN IT?
Kate Winslet (Titanic), Judy Davis (A Passage to India), Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix), Sarah Snook (Predestination), Sacha Horler (Praise), Caroline Goodall (Hook), James Mackay (Singularity), Rebecca Gibney (Mental), Shane Bourne (Tricky Business), Alison Whyte (Satisfaction), Barry Otto (Strictly Ballroom), Julia Blake (Aquamarine), Kerry Fox (Bright Star), Gyton Grantley (Under the Radar)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jocelyn Moorhouse (A Thousand Acres), director, writer; P.J. Hogan (Muriel’s Wedding), writer; Sue Maslin (Japanese Story), producer; David Hirschfelder (The Water Diviner), composer; Donald McAlpine (Ender’s Game), cinematographer; Jill Bilcock (Road to Perdition), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1950s Australia, a woman by the name of Myrtle “Tilly” Dunnage (Winslet) returns to her childhood town to care for her elderly mother (Davis), who had sent her away at age ten when she was accused of murder. Using her new skills as a dressmaker from her life in Paris, Tilly wows the community with her couture skills and exacts revenge on those who wrongfully accused her of murder all those years ago…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A pitch black comedy of revenge and redemption, The Dressmaker is an Australian delight with the decidedly non-Australian Kate Winslet wickedly leading the way.