Author Tim Winton's collection of stories The Turning
is being lovingly adapted into
this haunting, ethereal showcase of Australian darkness and fury. This impressively bold film is part of the Melbourne International Film Festival, and is the very exciting world premiere.
synopsis, poster and image gallery below may give you some indication
of the tone it is aiming for but the teaser trailer confirms it. I am
looking forward to this ambitious work.
A film adaptation of Tim Winton's best-selling novel The Turning,
consists of 17 chapters that each features a different director and
stellar cast. Under the guidance of curator Robert Connolly (Balibo),
first time filmmakers Mia Wasikowska and David Wenham make their
directorial debut amongst acclaimed directors such as Warwick Thornton
and Justin Kurzel (Snowtown).
Robert Connolly comments: "Embarking upon this cinematic adventure
posed a unique challenge for us in relation to adapting a book like 'The
Turning' for the screen. We came upon this idea of extending a personal
invitation to seventeen great creative minds to interpret one chapter
each and asking them if any of the stories particularly spoke to them,
affected or resonated with them."
are Marieka Walsh, Warwick Thornton, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly,
Anthony Lucas, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Tony Ayres, Claire McCarthy,
Stephen Page, Shaun Gladwell, Mia Wasikowska, Simon Stone, David Wenham,
Jonathan Auf Der Heide, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz and Ian Meadows.
film stars Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh,
Hugo Weaving, Callan Mulvey, Brenna Harding, Dan Wyllie, Susie Porter,
Harrison Gilbertson, Robyn Nevin, Matt Nable and Wayne Blair.
Click to the end of the gallery for the trailer.
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