A heart-warming story about a former dressmaker who reinvents herself after befriending a young Chinese fashion designer, who inspires her to follow her dream. A Stitch in Time is a joyful and moving journey that beautifully celebrates age, culture, and the diversity of Australian life.
When Liebe’s (Maggie Blinco) partner Duncan (Glenn Shorrock) loses his job singing at the local pub, the former dressmaker becomes motivated to help him realise his dream to record an album.
Inspired by Hamish (Hoa Xuande), a young Chinese fashion designer who she meets at the local markets, she decides to make clothes again to compensate for the loss of income.
Friction arises when the noisy sewing machine disrupts Duncan’s songwriting, and he tries to tell her to stop. However, a long-forgotten passion has been reignited.
Feeling unloved and disrespected, Liebe leaves Duncan and moves in with her best friend Christine (Belinda Giblin), much to the horror of Christine’s husband Justin (John Gregg), to try and pursue a dream of her own.
But as Duncan continues the lifelong search for his audience now alone, he realises that Liebe was his audience all along. He wants to get her back. But will he destroy all she has become?
From the executive producer of Ladies in Black and writer/director Sasha Hadden, and expertly shot by cinematographer Don McAlpine ACS ASC (The Dressmaker, Moulin Rouge!) A Stitch in Time is an ode to the power of community and friendships that come from the most unexpected places.
Liebe’s touching story will remind audiences of all ages that it is never too late to follow your dreams.
“A Stitch in Time is an offbeat film with a moving and entertaining story. The acting is highly accomplished, as is the direction and all technical aspects of the production. In my opinion, it would be acclaimed in international film festivals.” – Bruce Beresford
Image: Hoa Xuande and Maggie Blinco in A Stitch in Time (film still)