Magazine article Screen International

The Dressmaker Begins Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

The Dressmaker Begins Shoot

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Kate Winslet and Judy Davis lead cast of the new film from director Jocelyn Moorhouse.

Production has begun on The Dressmaker at Docklands Studios Melbourne, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (Proof, A Thousand Acres).

As previously announced, the cast includes Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving.

Joining the cast are Caroline Goodall, Shane Bourne, Kerry Fox, Rebecca Gibney, Sacha Horler, Shane Jacobson, Alison Whyte, Genevieve Lemon and Sarah Snook.

Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker is described as "a bittersweet comedy", set in 1950s Australia.

Winslet plays Tilly Dunnage, who returns to her rural home town after many years working as a dressmaker in Parisian fashion houses. She reconciles with her ailing mother Molly, played by Davis, and goes about transforming the women of the town to get revenge on those who did her wrong.

The Dressmaker is set to release in Australia on Oct 1, 2015.

"I've waited years to make this movie," said Moorhouse. "It's about my favourite subjects: revenge, love and creativity. I'm deeply grateful to have such extraordinary actors working on this with me. …

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