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Seventeen of our finest creative talents take on the bestselling short story collection in Australian history: Tim Winton's The Turning.

In The Turning, Tim Winton turned his peerless eye for the quiet struggles of everyday life upon the seaside town of Angelus, Western Australia. Across three decades and 17 interconnected stories, his story weaves a singular portrait of a remarkable community – one defined by small triumphs, fading dreams and the inimitable Australian coast, by turns both beautiful and dangerous.

The MIFF Premiere Fund-supported film Tim Winton's The Turning is produced by Robert Connolly (Balibo, MIFF 2009) and Maggie Miles and sees some of Australia's most acclaimed directors, actors, visual artists and screenwriters vividly bringing to life Winton's vision. Featuring contributions from David Wenham, Mia Wasikowska, Justin Kurzel (Blue Tongue, MIFF 2005), Tony Ayres (The Home Song Stories, MIFF 2007), Warwick Thornton and more, plus appearances from Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Robyn Nevin, Miranda Otto, Susie Porter, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving among others, Tim Winton's The Turning is sure to stand as a watershed moment in modern Australian filmmaking.

To mark that halfway point of the festival, MIFF's Centrepiece Gala screening on 3 August will be a star-studded affair celebrating the world premiere of Tim Winton's The Turning. Featuring special guests Tim Winton, Robert Connolly, Warwick Thornton, Tony Ayres and many more to be announced, this will be a night to remember. Centrepiece Gala tickets include after party.

D Warwick Thornton, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Anthony Lucas, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Tony Ayres, Claire McCarthy, Stephen Page, Shaun Gladwell, Mia Wasikowska, Simon Stone, David Wenham, Jonathan auf der Heide, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Ian Meadows, Marieka Walsh P Robert Connolly, Maggie Miles, Kath Shelper, Liz Kearney, Tenille Kennedy, Anthony Lucas, Philippa Campey, Sonya Humphrey, Julie Eckersley, Sue Italiano, John Harvey, Katherine Slattery, Jo Dyer, Sarah Shaw, Anna McLeish, Ben Knapton, Alex Barnes, Rita Walsh S Jub Clerc, Justin Monjo, Kris Mrksa, Rhys Graham, Ashlee Page, Marcel Dorney, Claire McCarthy, Emily Ballou, Mia Wasikowska, Andrew Upton, David Wenham, Jonathan auf der Heide, Justin Kurzel, Circa, Ian Meadows Dist Madman Entertainment TD DCP/2013

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