Daily Mail Sabrina Ho September 15, 2015 TORONTO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Secrets and high fashion fuel the fires of revenge in “The Dressmaker”, a period film about a sophisticated woman who returns to her small-minded Australian town to seek retribution against those who sent her away as a child accused of murder. The film, […]
Now Toronto Radheyan Simonpillai September 15, 2015 Kate Winslet rarely gets to be in the company of so many women. Her new film, The Dressmaker, has a female director, is based on a novel by a female writer and surrounds her with an eclectic female cast that also includes Judy Davis. But despite the talent […]
Screen Daily Sarah Ward September 15, 2015 Dir/scr: Jocelyn Moorhouse. Australia. 2015. 118 mins. Light comedy, romantic drama, small-town secrets and revenge schemes might not seem an easy or winning mix; however in The Dressmaker, the combination fits. Making her first film since 1997’s A Thousand Acres, director/co-writer Jocelyn Moorhouse adapts Rosalie Ham’s 2000 novel […]
The Playlist Kevin Jagernauth September 15, 2015 “Walk like you have three men walking behind you,” Oscar de la Renta once said, and when Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns to the tiny, backwater town of Dungatar she certainly turns heads, but not particularly for the right reasons. The young men take note of the devastatingly […]
Salon Anna Silman September 14, 2015 The stars of “The Dressmaker,” adapted by writer/director Jocelyn Moorhouse, sat down with Salon at TIFF Jocelyn Moorhouse’s new TIFF film “The Dressmaker” is an unusual picture in many ways. Adapted from a novel of the same name by Rosalie Ham, “The Dressmaker” is one of those films whose […]
Variety Justin Chang September 14, 2015 Jocelyn Moorhouse returns from a long absence from the director’s chair with this appreciably deranged small-town revenge fable. The tailoring is more consistent than the storytelling in “The Dressmaker,” an appreciably deranged tale of small-town intrigue that finds Australian filmmaker Jocelyn Moorhouse returning quite literally with a vengeance after […]
The Dressmaker will have its Australian premiere in Melbourne on October 18! Expected on the red carpet: Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Sarah Snook.
The Guardian Nancy Groves August 29, 2015 Hugo Weaving likes playing faceless villains, he once told an American journalist, because it means people are less likely to recognise him in real life. It’s a good tactic but one that certainly isn’t working for him in sleepy Busselton, Western Australia, where he’s in town to be […]
Many congratulations to Hugo who has been named as this year’s CinèfestOZ August 26-30) 2015 Screen Legend! Hugo Weaving has been named as this year’s CinèfestOZ 2015 Screen Legend with today’s launch of the festival’s program. Weaving will be recognised for his achievements as an Australian actor at the Festival’s Gala Night on 29 August at which […]
The Dressmaker will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 10-20) – Gala Presentation! Packages are on sale now, individual tickets go on sale September 6th.