A myriad of cinematic talents comprise the making of The Turning. A journey of 18 chapters / shorts narratively stitched together to flesh out the human condition in Western Australia. Adapted from Tim Winton’s novel of the same name.
Directors a part of The Turning:
Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Anthony Lucas, Claire McCarthy, Ian Meadows, Ashlee Page, Stephen Page, Simon Stone, Warwick Thornton, Marieka Walsh, Mia Wasikowska, and David Wenham.
Official synopsis can be read as follows:
“THE TURNING is a unique cinema event.
Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. 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.”
You can watch the epic trailer down below.
Theatrical trailer for THE TURNING.
The Turning, 2013