The Dressmaker (Also Known As: A Modista ) is a Drama film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and written by Rosalie Ham (novel), P.J. Hogan. It released on 29 October 2015 (Australia) . The film stars Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving . A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.