The Turning (2013 film)

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The Turning
The Turning poster.jpg
Directed by The Turning Ensemble
Produced by Robert Connolly
Maggie Miles
The Turning Ensemble
Written by Tim Winton
Starring Rose Byrne
Cate Blanchett
Hugo Weaving
Miranda Otto
Release dates
  • August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03) (Melbourne)
Running time 180 minutes
Country Australia
Language English

The Turning is a 2013 Australian anthology film based on a collection of short stories by Tim Winton. It premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival on 3 August 2013.[1] It was nominated for the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Feature Film,[2] and was screened in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.[3]

Production[edit]

18 directors worked on the film, including Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham, and Stephen Page who made their directorial debuts.[4] Initially, Cate Blanchett also intended to direct before switching to an acting role, with Simon Stone taking her place behind the camera.[4]

Directors[edit]

90-minute broadcast version[edit]

The Turning was heavily cut down and rearranged for broadcast on ABC1, debuting on February 23 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[edit]

The Turning received positive reviews from critics and audiences, earning an approval rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Subject Result
AACTA Awards
(3rd)
Best Film Robert Connolly Nominated
Maggie Miles Nominated
The Turning Ensemble Nominated
Best Direction Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
Best Actor Hugo Weaving Nominated
Best Actress Rose Byrne Won
Best Supporting Actress Mirrah Foulkes Nominated
Best Editing The Turning Ensemble Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, Don (5 August 2013). "MIFF audiences respond to The Turning". if.com.au. 
  2. ^ "Winners & Nominees 2013". asiapacificscreenacademy.com. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Berlinale Special 2014". berlinale. Retrieved 2014-011-18.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ a b Hawker, Philippa (6 September 2013). "Fresh take". The Age. 

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