Romantic drama “Paris, je t’aime” and “New York, I Love You” from 2006 and 2009 have paved the way for collections of short films on love signed by a slate of directors known or less known, and about one month after the Australians announced that Russell Crowe, Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia, Toni Collette, Alex Proyas, David Michôd, Ivan Sen, John Curran, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Rachel Ward and Ray Lawrence will step behind the camera for “Sydney Unplugged”, we find that Mia Wasikowska, Cate Blanchett, David Wenham, Benedict Andrews, Jonathan Auf Der Heide, Tony Ayres, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Ian Meadows, Yaron Lifschitz, Claire McCarthy, Ashlee Page and Stephen Page will try their luck in directing through the project “The Turning”.
An ambitious adaptation of author Tim Winton novel, “The Turning” is composed of 14 interconnected stories about the changes of all kinds (accidents, unpleasant surprises, broken covenants, slow awakening to life, abrupt changes of feelings), about brothers who refuse to speak, about husbands who abandon their families, mature men hunted fears about childhood, about people who struggle with the burden of his past and must make peace with themselves and others.
The main character of the story “The Turning” is Raelene, a young wife and mother who lives in a trailer park and is abused by her husband Max, being fascinated by the new neighbors, who seem to have a relationship and perfect influences women to examine their lives and seek major changes and shocking. In the story “Sand” is revealed Max’s brutal behavior when he was a child and try to bury his younger brother alive and fragile.
Segment “Family” follows Max and his brother at the maturity age, the balance of power between them is now reversed. Another central character in the novel is Vic, that we know him initially as a awkward and unpopular teenager who develops real obsession with older women and inaccessible, then the young man can not shake the memory of an alcoholic father who abandoned wife and children and finally the middle-aged adult who is not able to make peace with the past.