Australia + New Zealand Festival: The Turning
A film ensemble from the land down under
Screened as part of the Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts, 17 talented Australian directors each take on a chapter of this hauntingly beautiful short-story collection by award-winning author Tim Winton. - The movie explores the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives as a vivid portrait of a small coastal community - Directors include Robert Connelly, Warwick Thornton and many more - The cast includes stars of the likes of two-times Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, Miranda Otto and Hugo Weaving - Rose Byrne’s gripping performance as Rae in the titular segment won her the Best Actress award at the 2014 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards A magnificently curated anthology, this movie deals with the struggles of everyday life, the decisions all people are faced with – regrets, broken hearts and life-changing moments. Running time: 139 mins.
"Ambitious... a beautifully, unapologetically Australian film... bold and audacious... engaging, entertaining and frequently mesmerising throughout..."