The Turning is a 180-minute anthology of 17 stories, each directed by a different film industry figure. Notable inclusions on the list of directors were Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham and Stephen Page.
It is based on Tim Winton’s book of short stories set in various locations in Western Australia, from the Kimberley to the south coast.
Scenes for one of the story segments in The Turning were filmed in the Great Southern, featuring the Stirling Range. Other segments depict events in Angelus, Winton’s fictional take on Albany, but were not necessarily filmed on location in the Great Southern.
The Turning received positive reviews and Rose Byrne won a best actress award in the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA).
In its full form, The Turning was a 180-minute film but it was cut down to 90 minutes and rearranged for broadcast on the ABC in February 2014. The shorter version included only eight of the original 17 stories and the remaining nine were made available online through ABC iView.
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