Epic: The Turning

You might remember that a month or so ago, during the Melbourne Film Festival, I attended a session at The Forum that featured a varied cast of writers and directors, who’d come together to talking about their part in the epic film project The Turning.

A unique cinema event The Turning involved seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines, each given the task of creating a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton.

Hugo Weaving as Bob Lang, Commission (based on Tim Winton's The Turning) - Photograph by David Dare Parker Commission David Dare Parker

The end product promises to be nothing short of spectacular, the linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community. As characters face second thoughts and regret, relationships irretrievably alter, resolves are made or broken, and lives change direction forever.

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This watershed film reinterprets and re-imagines Tim’s classic novel for the screen.

It’s hard to describe in words the beauty of these films, so I’d encourage you to take a look at some of the shorts yourself, here…


It promises to be an event, not just a film. Running for around 3 hours with an intermission, limited screenings of this exciting film is a complete night out. You can find out where it’s showing via their website www.theturning.com.au

What a wonderfully bookish way to spend an evening – I hope you’ll consider going along, I know I’m certainly going to! Feel free to pop by and let us know what you think, it promises to be a very special experience…