Hey, you like films right? You like films that are a bit different right? Sure you do. How about a film that’s a collection of short stories, how does that sound? I should probably stop asking questions since I don’t have a clue what your answers are.
There are certain sorts of films that don’t get much of a release because they’re too long or not commercial enough and spend the majority of their screening life on the festival circuit. This can often be a shame, since the public doesn’t get a chance to see some pretty damn intriguing projects. This is the case for The Turning, and Australian film that has been doing the round the last few months but hasn’t gotten much press until now. The lack of attention is a little surprising considering the stars that are attached, including Cat Blanchett and Hugo Weaving. The Turning adapts a short story collection of the same name by novelist Tim Winton. The film also brings together a number of different directors to helm each story. Here’s a trailer, fresh from Slashfilm and Soda Pictures:
The Turning also stars Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, and Richard Roxburgh. Directors involved in the project include Mia Wasikowska, Anthony Lucas, 300: Rise of an Empire’s David Wenham and Justin Kurzel. Main Street Films will be releasing the film this February, and it will also show in UK and Ireland but with the 180 minute run-time cut down to a slim 107.
Will you be watching The Turning?