• The Dressmaker (2016)

The Dressmaker

Release Date: September 23rd, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 27th, 2016

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Accused of murder when she was a child, a dressmaker (Kate Winslet) returns to her small Australian town to seek revenge on the locals who did her wrong.

Cast: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Julia Blake, Shane Bourne, Kerry Fox

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse

Genres: Comedy drama , Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Embankment Films, Screen Australia, Film Art Media, Ingenious Senior Film Fund, White Hot Productions

Keywords: Emotional, Rivalry, Revenge, 1950s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 65
    Claudia PuigTheWrap

    The fashions are a highlight, and the story of a seething snake pit of a town is watchable and intermittently amusing, until things take a jarring turn about halfway in. show more

  • 63
    Tom RussoBoston Globe

    Aussie Rosalie Ham’s quirky gothic novel is too tonally erratic to be completely satisfying. But we do get two Kates for the price of one, in a sense, as this crazy quilt of a movie allows her to play both entertainingly vampy and vulnerable. show more

  • 60
    Jon FroschThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film boasts enough manic energy and straight-up weirdness to keep you entertained before overstaying its welcome in the final act. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Cinematography
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Winner Best Lead Actress
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Editing
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Winner Best Supporting Actor
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Production Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Winner Best Costume Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Winner People's Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Original Music Score
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2015)