The Turning (2013)

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The Turning (2013)

The Turning explores the impact of past on present, how the seemingly random incidents that change and shape us can never be escaped or let go of. All of the stories are bound together by recurring themes; the passing of time, regret, addiction and obsession.
Australia
IMDb  5.9 /10
Creators
Director Jonathan auf der Heide
Director Tony Ayres
Director Jub Clerc
Director Robert Connolly
Director Shaun Gladwell
Director Rhys Graham
Director Justin Kurzel
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Information
Release Date2013-09-26
Runtime3h 0mins
GenreDrama
Content RatingR (R)
Awards6 wins & 9 nominations.
CompanyArenamedia, Screen Australia
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Narrator (segment "Ash Wednesday") (voice)
Davo (segment "Big World") (as James Fraser)
Biggie (segment "Big World")
Meg (segment "Big World")
Tim Winton
Tim Winton
Adult Narrator (segment "Big World") (voice)
Vic (segment "Abbreviation")
Cheyanne Pearce
Cheyanne Pearce
Melanie (segment "Abbreviation")
David Wilson (segment "Aquifer")
Young David (segment "Aquifer")
Gwy McKenna
Gwy McKenna
Alan Mannering (segment "Aquifer")
Alan's Friend (segment "Aquifer")
Brooklyn Bathurst
Brooklyn Bathurst
Alan's Friend (segment "Aquifer")
David's Wife (segment "Aquifer")
Megan Flamer
Megan Flamer
Reporter (segment "Aquifer")
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
Newscaster (segment "Aquifer")

The Turning (2013 film)

The Turning is a 2013 Australian anthology film based on a 2005 collection of short stories by Tim Winton. It premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival on 3 August 2013. It was nominated for the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Feature Film, and was screened in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.


Cast

  • Cate Blanchett as Gail Lang
  • Hugo Weaving as Bob Lang
  • Miranda Otto as Sherry
  • Richard Roxburgh as Vic Lang
  • Rose Byrne as Rae
  • Mirrah Foulkes as Fay Keenan
  • Harrison Gilbertson as Victor
  • Callan Mulvey as David Wilson
  • Myles Pollard as Dan
  • Susie Porter as Carol
  • Matt Nable as Max
  • Meyne Wyatt as Frank Leaper

Production

18 directors worked on the film, including Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham, and Stephen Page who made their directorial debuts. Initially, Cate Blanchett also intended to direct before switching to an acting role, with Simon Stone taking her place behind the camera.


The Turning Ensemble

FOG

  • Jonathan auf der Heide (writer / director)
  • Tenille Kennedy (producer)
  • Jethro Woodward (composer)
  • Ellery Ryan (cinematographer)
  • Billy Browne (editor)

FAMILY

  • Shaun Gladwell (director)
  • Katherine Slattery (producer)
  • Emily Ballou (writer)
  • Kazumichi Grime (composer)
  • Jeremy Rouse (cinematographer)
  • Jesse Watt (editor)

DAMAGED GOODS

  • Anthony Lucas (producer / director)
  • Kris Mrksa (writer)
  • Cameron Patrick (composer)
  • Jody Muston (cinematographer)
  • Annabelle Johnson (editor)

SAND

  • Stephen Page (director)
  • John Harvey (producer)
  • Justin Monjo (writer)
  • Guy Gross (composer)
  • Bonnie Elliott (cinematographer)

LONG, CLEAR VIEW

  • Mia Wasikowska (writer / director)
  • Stefan Duscio (cinematographer)
  • Mat Evans (editor)

COCKLESHELL

  • Tony Ayres (director)
  • Julie Eckersley (producer)
  • Marcel Dorney (writer)
  • Iain Grandage (composer)
  • Germain McMicking (cinematographer)

SMALL MERCIES

  • Rhys Graham (writer / director)
  • Katherine Slattery (producer)
  • Flynn Wheeler (composer)
  • Stefan Duscio (cinematographer)

THE TURNING

  • Claire McCarthy (writer / director)
  • Sue Italiano (producer)
  • Denson Baker (cinematographer)
  • Beckett Broda (editor)

REUNION

  • Simon Stone (director)
  • Jo Dyer (producer)
  • Andrew Upton (writer)
  • Andrew Lesnie (cinematographer)
  • Dany Cooper (editor)

COMMISSION

  • David Wenham (writer / director)
  • Tenille Kennedy (producer)
  • Steve Nieve (composer)
  • Andrew Commis (cinematographer)

ABBREVIATION

  • Jub Clerc (writer / director)
  • Liz Kearney (producer)
  • Robert Woods (composer)
  • Geoffrey Simpson (cinematographer)

BONER McPHARLIN'S MOLL

  • Justin Kurzel (writer / director)
  • Sarah Shaw (producer)
  • Hat Fitz (composer)
  • Andrew Commis (cinematographer)
  • Michael J. Lutman (editor)

DEFENDER

  • Ian Meadows (writer / director)
  • Rita Walsh (producer)
  • Steve Francis (composer)
  • John Brawley (cinematographer)
  • Gabriel Dowrick (editor)

BIG WORLD

  • Warwick Thornton (writer / director / cinematographer)
  • Andrew Lancaster (composer)
  • Roland Gallois (editor)

AQUIFER

  • Robert Connolly (director)
  • Tenille Kennedy (producer)
  • Justin Monjo (writer)
  • Stephen Rae (composer)
  • Denson Baker (cinematographer)
  • Andy Canny (editor)

IMMUNITY

  • Yaron Lifschitz (director)
  • Alex Barnes & Ben Knapton (producers)
  • Circa Contemporary Circus (writer)
  • Ryan Walsh (composer)
  • Robert Humphreys (cinematographer)

ON HER KNEES

  • Ashlee Page (writer / director)
  • Sonya Humphrey (producer)
  • Michael Darren (composer)
  • Miles Rowland (cinematographer)

ASH WEDNESDAY

  • Marieka Walsh (writer / director)
  • Donna Chang (producer)
  • David Whittaker (editor)


90-minute broadcast version

The Turning was heavily cut down and rearranged for broadcast on ABC1, debuting on 23 February 2014. Running for approximately 90 minutes (as opposed to the 180-minute theatrical cut), only eight of the original 17 stories were included: "Reunion", "Aquifer", "On Her Knees", "The Turning", "Long, Clear View", "Commission", "Cockleshell", and "Sand". The remaining nine stories were made available online as multi-platform ABC iView content.


Reception

The Turning received positive reviews from critics and audiences, earning an approval rating of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 27 reviews.

Awards and nominations

AwardCategorySubjectResult
AACTA Awards
(3rd)
Best FilmRobert ConnollyNominated
Maggie MilesNominated
The Turning EnsembleNominated
Best DirectionNominated
Best Adapted ScreenplayNominated
Best ActorHugo WeavingNominated
Best ActressRose ByrneWon
Best Supporting ActressMirrah FoulkesNominated
Best EditingThe Turning EnsembleNominated