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Film Club Title

The Dressmaker

29th March 2019

 

Doors open: 7.30pm

Performance: 8.00pm

Tickets: £5.00

 

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Ware Arts Review

n the delicious, wonderfully odd Australian revenge tale “The

Dressmaker,” Kate Winslet is a wild-card clothier who shows up

in her home town to settle a childhood score.

 

From the moment Winslet opens the film, dragging on a

cigarette and seething “I’m back, you bastards” as she pulls up

in her outback town of Dungatar, “The Dressmaker” is off to the

races.

 

And what a strange race it turns out to be.

 

Winslet plays Tilly, who left town many years ago with a dark secret. She arrives home, wielding her sewing machine like a shotgun, and begins taking care of her mother (Judy Davis), who lives in squalor atop the town’s hill.

 

Among the townspeople with whom she crosses paths are a cross-dressing cop (Hugo Weaving) and a handsome young footballer (Liam Hemsworth).

 

They become part of her plot to discover her past, as she gives many in town a stunning makeover along the way.

 

Jocelyn Moorhouse, directing her first film since 1997’s “A Thousand Acres,” fashions “The Dressmaker” as a bizarre little ode to her Australian homeland. Its tonal peculiarities may present problems for U.S. audiences, but if you’re able to catch its wave, it’s quite a wild ride.

 

Winslet is allowed to flex her seldom-utilized humor muscles, and she’s a barnburner in a fun, juicy role. There’s plenty to admire here, especially if your taste is tailored to the unusual.

 

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Dressmaker