Festival Close-up… Take 4

cff-close-up4Saturday Evening 18th Feb., 8 pm

Saturday evening’s programme provides a great night out at the movies.

It begins with Daisy Jacob’s BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated short, The Bigger Picturean innovative animation which uses giant animated characters in life size sets to tell the stark and darkly humourous tale of caring for an ageing parent.

The evening’s main feature is a stylish, dark bittersweet comedy adapted from Rosalie Ham’s novel, The Dressmaker.

Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) a beautiful and talented misfit, returns home to a small Australian town in the middle-of-nowhere after many years of working as a dressmaker in Parisian fashion houses. Not only has she come back to be reconciled with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly (Judy Davis) but also to right the wrongs of the past.  Once back she falls in love with pure hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth), the local heart-throb.

Armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, Tilly transforms the lives of the women in the town and in doing so gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

Director/screenwriter Jocelyn Moorhouse’s film also stars Sarah Snook and Hugo Weaving.

Watch the Trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMEu-1CIB_I

“The Dressmaker is a heartbreaking tragicomedy. It’s also imaginative, funny, colourful, poignant and unforgettable.”  Karen Krizanovich, Radio Times

“Winslet and Davis are both so good, bringing genuine poignancy to the evolving mother-daughter relationship, that I found myself sucked into their strange world…”  Brian Viner, Daily Mail

The Dressmaker  (Cert. 12: 114 mins) is being screened at the War Memorial Hall, Common Road on Saturday 18th February.  Doors and the bar open at 7.30 pm., the programme starts at 8 pm. Tickets:  £6 available in advance from Chorleywood Bookshop or on the door, if available.

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