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OPENING NIGHT

The Dressmaker

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE
Australia, 2015
118 minutes, Color
Official website

This wickedly comic drama stars Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet as a worldly dressmaker returning to the Australian backwater that exiled her. The Dressmaker is a sumptuous, saucy, and scandalous tale of love and vengeance in the mid-1950s. Tilly Dunnage (Winslet) arrives in the small town of Dungatar like a gunslinger: broad-brimmed hat on her head, sleek pumps on her feet, and trusty Singer sewing machine at her side. Driven away when she was just 10 for supposedly committing a heinous crime, resilient Tilly found her way to Paris, where she trained under legendary designer Madeleine Vionnet. She has come back to Dungatar to look after her ailing mother, Molly (Judy Davis), but, with her beguiling, form-fitting dresses, she's soon turning heads. Winslet exudes femme-fatale danger and sexiness; she's Clint Eastwood meets Rita Hayworth. Writer-director Jocelyn Moorhouse infuses The Dressmaker with a perfect blend of glamour and edginess, generating laughter and intrigue right up to the explosive finale.—Various sources

Followed by a reception.

OPENING NIGHT

The Dressmaker

JOCELYN MOORHOUSE
Australia, 2015
118 minutes, Color
Official website

This wickedly comic drama stars Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet as a worldly dressmaker returning to the Australian backwater that exiled her. The Dressmaker is a sumptuous, saucy, and scandalous tale of love and vengeance in the mid-1950s. Tilly Dunnage (Winslet) arrives in the small town of Dungatar like a gunslinger: broad-brimmed hat on her head, sleek pumps on her feet, and trusty Singer sewing machine at her side. Driven away when she was just 10 for supposedly committing a heinous crime, resilient Tilly found her way to Paris, where she trained under legendary designer Madeleine Vionnet. She has come back to Dungatar to look after her ailing mother, Molly (Judy Davis), but, with her beguiling, form-fitting dresses, she's soon turning heads. Winslet exudes femme-fatale danger and sexiness; she's Clint Eastwood meets Rita Hayworth. Writer-director Jocelyn Moorhouse infuses The Dressmaker with a perfect blend of glamour and edginess, generating laughter and intrigue right up to the explosive finale.--Various sources

Followed by a reception.


Thursday, April 14
7:00 PM
$45.00

Embassy of Australia

Having trouble viewing the trailer? See it here.