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The Dressmaker (12A)

Clayhidon Parish Hall
Friday 8 April, 8.00pm 
(doors open 7.30pm)
(note change of time)

Tickets £6 or £20 family (2 adults + 2 children). Tel. 
680607 or

With licensed bar, ice creams and nibbles

Revenge is back in fashion

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Kate Winslet, armed only with a sewing machine, excels in this tale of revenge, a sizzling black comedy

Clayhidon’s Film Night on Friday 8 April is The Dressmaker (certificate 12A), based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham. Depending on your point of view it's either a bittersweet comedy-drama set in early 1950s Australia or "a loud, batty, fancy-frocked, sashed-and-stockinged revenge story". 
Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet), a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to a tiny middle-of-nowhere town to right the wrongs of the past 
Armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in doing so gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Winslet is in fine form as Tilly, said a Guardian reviewer, but Judy Davis, playing her mother, “runs away with it – she’s erratic, shrewish and scene-dominatingly mental, somewhere between crazy cat lady and drunken aunty at a wedding”.
The film starts at the later than usual time of 8pm, with doors at Clayhidon Parish Hall opening at 7.30. Tickets £6 or £20 family (2 adults + 2 children). Tel. Lucy Ball on 01823 680607 or email