The full-length trailer for the big-screen adaptation of Australian writer Tim Winton’s 2005 short story collection, The Turning has been released.
The much-anticipated omnibus film contains entries from seventeen different directors — Mia Wasikowska, Justin Kurzel, David Wenham, Benedict Andrews, Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Ian Meadows, Yaron Lifschitz, Claire McCarthy, Ashlee Page, Stephen Page and more.
The multi-threaded pic features overlapping stories of second thoughts and mid-life regret, all set in the brooding small-town world of coastal Western Australia. The Turning had its world premiere on August 3rd at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) to strong reviews.
Producer Robert Connolly said:
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.
A 17-chapter movie stars Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh, Hugo Weaving, Callan Mulvey, Brenna Harding, Dan Wyllie, Susie Porter, Harrison Gilbertson, Robyn Nevin, Matt Nable and Wayne Blair.
The Turning opens in Australia on September 26th, 2013, while no date has been confirmed for North America yet.