THE DRESSMAKER

By Jocelyn MOORHOUSE

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Black comedy - Completed 2015

Love, Revenge… and Haute Couture.

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Toronto - TIFF 2015
Gala Presentations
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Romance
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Jocelyn MOORHOUSE
    • Producer(s)
    • Sue MASLIN (Film Art Media)
    • Synopsis
    • Tilly (Kate Winslet) is beautiful, talented and distinctly unique. Burdened by guilt she returns to her
      hometown to find her mother, Mad Molly, demented. Tilly is an outsider, accused of murder and turned
      upon by insular locals.
      Whilst there is pain in the past and Tilly remains accused, the landscape is populated by a host of
      formidable characters who do the funniest, surprising and sometimes unsavoury things; and who
      elevate reality into a warm-hearted Cohen’esque human comedy.
      Tilly is a genius with haute couture and armed with fabric and a needle she transforms and liberates the
      women in the town; and ultimately exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
      She is a femme fatale who falls unexpectedly in love, which also leads her to her greatest loss and most
      destructive deed.
      To describe the plot is to risk spoiling its surprise…
      … but when this avenging angel leaves, the town is ablaze.
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