THE TURNING is an Australian Anthology film based on the best-selling collection of short stories by Tim Winton. Cate Blanchett, Mia Wasikowska, and David Wenham are making their directing debut alongside 14 other directors including Benedict Andrews, Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel Ian Meadows, Yaron Lifschitz, Claire McCarthy, Ashlee Page, and Stephen Page.
The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community. As characters face second thoughts and regret, relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever. This watershed film reinterprets and re-imagines the work for the screen.
The film will have its world premiere at this year’s Merlbourne International Film Festival. The full program will be presented on July 2, and the MIFF will take place from July 25 to August 11, 2013.
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