Based on the ten short stories by Tim Winton, this multi-threaded film starts with the relationship between a young woman living in a trailer park with her abusive husband, and spreads out from there. Cate Blanchett is Gail Lang in the segment “Reunion“.
The official synopsis:
Ten stories interweave in their respective narratives, creating an intriguing and twisting central plot-line that often centres around the enigmatic members of the Lang family, each consumed by their shared pasts.
The Turning explores the impact of past on present, how the seemingly random incidents that change and shape us can never be escaped or let go of. All of the stories are bound together by recurring themes; the passing of time, regret, addiction and obsession.
Watch the trailer below!
The Turning premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 3rd, 2013 and was screened in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Main Street Films has the U.S. rights, but not much has been heard about a release date.