The Turning is an anthology film based on a collection of short stories by Tim Winton that 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.
Soft Tread’s contribution is Reunion, a tale about the awkward relationship between Vic’s wife and his mother, and the circumstances that transform it. It is drected by Simon Stone and features performances by Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh and Robyn Nevin.
A beautifully, unapologetically Australian film
The films are rich and diverse, moving from the warm humour of Cate Blanchett reconnecting with her mother-in-law to a battered Rose Byrne having visions of Jesus.