The Turning

The Turning

DVD - 2015
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A collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : ARC Entertainment, LLC, [2015]
Branch Call Number: Feature
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Dec 12, 2016

This moody and impressionistic set of stories gives westerners a picture of contemporary Australian culture. Some of the stories—all? I couldn't tell on one viewing—are interrelated, but the anthology takes its time making that apparent. I found it worth watching, but a little long.

Be advised: Cate Blanchett only appears in one of the 12 stories, an episode called "Reunion" written by her (real-life) husband Andrew Upton. Mia Wasikowska doesn't appear at all; she wrote and directed one of the segments. But Rose Byrne (bet you didn't know *she* was an Aussie!) and Miranda Otto do appear. There's even a story told in dance. Set aside 3 hours.

Feb 06, 2016

beautiful cinematography; raw, edgy, challenging stories.

in hindsight, after researching Tim Winton, I realize that several of the stories in this film are about Vic. I won't watch it again for 3 hours, but I wish I'd known this before I watched it.

the music ends, the story is over, the next one begins, and you might be scratching your head.


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