Massive thanks to Madman Films for releasing the amazing looking trailer for a story written by an amazing author. Tim Winton’s The Turning is going to be one unique Australian film that is set to garner international interest from everywhere – it is just poetically stunning and I cannot wait to see this one.

TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING, 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.


Tim Winton's The Turning - a unique cinematic experience
Tim Winton’s The Turning – a unique cinematic experience


The Australian talent starring in the film is basically just about every actor ever born in the country – I feel sorry for Naomi Watts though – the cast includes Rose Byrne, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Miranda Otto, Brenna Harding, Richard Roxburgh, Callan Mulvey, Dan Wyllie, Oscar Redding, Robyn Nevin, Susie Porter, Wayne Blair, Mirrah Foulkes and numerous others.

TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING will soon have its World Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and will then release as a unique cinematic event across Australia later this year.


Tim Winton's The Turning - a unique cinematic experience
Tim Winton’s The Turning – a unique cinematic experience


Producer 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.”

Robert continues: “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.”


Tim Winton's The Turning - a unique cinematic experience
This is possibly the best picture of Cate Blanchett of all time – I think it is her anyway 🙂


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.

TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING was created by Robert Connolly (Balibo), who produced the film together with Maggie Miles and Arenamedia. Funding partners include Screen Australia, Film Victoria, ScreenWest, ABC and the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) Premiere Fund.  TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING is co-distributed by Madman Entertainment and CinemaPlus.

Also thanks to Madman Films for all the information.



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