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Tim Winton’s The Turning
Australia (MIFF 2013, Australian Showcase, MIFF Premiere Fund)
Directors: Anthony Lucas, Ashlee Page, Claire McCarthy, David Wenham, Ian Meadows, Jonathan auf der Heide, Jub Clerc, Justin Kurzel, Marieka Walsh, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Graham, Robert Connolly, Shaun Gladwell, Simon Stone, Stephen Page, Tony Ayres, Warwick Thornton, Yaron Lifschitz
Seventeen of our finest creative talents take on the bestselling short story collection in Australian history: Tim Winton’s The Turning.
In The Turning, Tim Winton turned his peerless eye for the quiet struggles of everyday life upon the seaside town of Angelus, Western Australia. Across three decades and 17 interconnected stories, his story weaves a singular portrait of a remarkable community – one defined by small triumphs, fading dreams and the inimitable Australian coast, by turns both beautiful and dangerous.
The MIFF Premiere Fund-supported film Tim Winton’s The Turning is produced by Robert Connolly (Balibo, MIFF 2009) and Maggie Miles and sees some of Australia’s most acclaimed directors, actors, visual artists and screenwriters vividly bringing to life Winton’s vision. Featuring contributions from David Wenham, Mia Wasikowska, Justin Kurzel (Blue Tongue, MIFF 2005), Tony Ayres (The Home Song Stories, MIFF 2007), Warwick Thornton and more, plus appearances from Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Robyn Nevin, Miranda Otto, Susie Porter, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving among others, Tim Winton’s The Turning is sure to stand as a watershed moment in modern Australian filmmaking.