A First Look At Tim Winton’s The Turning

Audiences can now get their first look at Tim Winton’s The Turning following the release of a teaser trailer ahead of the film’s upcoming world premiere and cinema release.

The Turning, an adaptation of Winton’s best-selling novel of the same name, 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.

Australian talent starring in the film includes Rose Byrne, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Susie Porter, Wayne Blair, Dan Wyllie and numerous others.

The Turning will soon have its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival and will then release as a unique cinematic event across Australia later this year.

Producer Robert Connolly commented, “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. What I found amazing was that each person found something very different in The Turning. Like all great works of literature it offers up so many permutations and interpretations.”

The filmmaking is also unique as a collection of artists from many different backgrounds have collaborated to provide chapters, including the Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre, Stephen Page, and Shaun Gladwell, one of Australia’s most acclaimed video artists.

Click here to buy The Turning from Booktopia,
Australia’s Local Bookstore

One Response

  1. Sounds great. Hopefully, they’ll be sympathetic to the fact that many of the same characters appear in the different chapters at different times in their lives, and use the same actors where possible.
    If done badly, it could spoil an otherwise great adaptation.


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