The Turning

The Turning 

An Australian anthology film based on a collection of short stories by renowned novelist Tim Winton. Featuring Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh and Mia Wasikowska.

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This ambitious adaptation of Tim Winton's short stories is beautiful, bold and audacious...engaging, entertaining and frequently mesmerising 

The Guardian

Commendably ambitious... boasts a handful of standout contributions...the wittiest and most formally exciting fragment, however, is Wasikowska’s “Long, Clear View” 

Variety

This ambitious adaptation of Tim Winton's short stories is beautiful, bold and audacious...engaging, entertaining and frequently mesmerising 

The Guardian

The cream of Australian acting talent features in this portmanteau picture 

The Independent

Fitfully interesting... offering tales of frustrated lives and the pains and rituals of growing up 

Radio Times

Rich and diverse 

Mark Kermode

Beautiful and audacious... a work of great artistic accomplishment 

The Hollywood Reporter

An exquisite piece of visual art, it both celebrates and transcends its masterful source material, and reminds us of the majesty of cinema 

The List

The magical thing about Tim Winton's The Turning is how consistently good it is. That it occasionally touches greatness makes it miraculous 

Quickflix

The cream of Australian acting talent features in this portmanteau picture, based on interlinking short stories by Tim Winton 

The Times

Rose Byrne is excellent 

The Independent

It's this daring mix of styles that gives The Turning its creative energy and distinct off-kilter flavour 

Total Film

Mia Wasikowska impresses as a first-time writer/director 

Screen Daily

Ambition shines through every frame of The Turning 

Impulse Gamer

A bold and visionary cinema project, that evokes the Australian landscape with a collection of nostalgic haunted and very real characters 

Screenwize

Life-changing moments feature in each of the nine short films in this Australian anthology, and each is told with remarkable artistry and sensitivity 

Contactmusic.com

A spectacular achievement in dramatic Australian storytelling 

Crikey

Official Selection

Berlin International Film Festival

2013

Premiere: Official Selection

Melbourne International Film Festival

2013

Official Selection

BFI London Film Festival

2015

Winner: Best Supporting Actor

Asian Film Critics Association Awards

2014

Winner: Best Actor

Film Critics Circle of Australia

2014

Winner: Most Original Foreign Trailer

Golden Trailer Awards

2014

Winner: Best Lead Actress

Australian Film Institute

2014

Winner: Best Actress

Film Critics Circle of Australia

2014

Winner: Best Supporting Actress

Australian Film Critics Association

2014

Nominated: Best Film

Asia Pacific Screen Award

2013

Nominated: Best Film

Australian Film Critics Association

2014

Nominated: Best Screenplay

Australian Film Critics Association

2014

Nominated: Best Cinematography

Australian Film Critics Association

2014

Nominated: Best Lead Actor

Australian Film Institute

2014

Nominated: Best Director

Australian Film Institute

2014

Nominated: Best Supporting Actress

Australian Film Institute

2014

Nominated: Best Film

Australian Film Institute

2014

Nominated: Best Adapted Screenplay

Australian Film Institute

2014

Nominated: Best Editing

Australian Film Institute

2014

Type Feature film
Length 106 Minutes
Rating 15
Genre Drama
Cast Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Robyn Nevin
Author Tim Winton
Director Mia Wasikowska, Marieka Walsh, Warwick Thornton, Robert Connolly, Tony Ayres, Claire McCarthy, Stephen Page, Simon Stone, David Wenham, Justin Kurzel
Producer Robert Connolly, Maggie Miles
Language English
Country of origin Australia

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