The Turning berlin review

BERLIN– LevelK has closed some territories on “The Turning,” a collection of Australian short films starring Cate Blanchett, in the run-up to the pic’s Berlin Gala unspooling scheduled on Sunday (Oct. 9).

Blanchett stars alongside Rose Byrne, Miranda Otto, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weawing in the shorts, which are all based on Tim Winton’s bestselling book.

Pic centers around the lives of Vic Lang and those around him. Directors capturing each life-changing moment, regret or resolve, include Warwick Thornton, Robert Connolly, Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham and Justin Kurzel

Deals were inked with Russian Report (Russia/CIS), FilmFreak Distribution (Benelux) and Cinesky Pics (world airline).

“Turning” bowed in Australia on Sept. 26, where it was released by Madman Entertainment and CinemaPlus as a 3-hour “event.” It’s now grossed $1.3 million in Australia. Byrne won the best actress nod at the recent AACTA awards.

Produced by Connolly and Maggie Miles for Arenamedia Australia, “Turning” is backed by Screen Australia.

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