Life and Faith: The Turning

Simon Smart discusses The Turning, a lavish adaptation of Tim Winton's collection of short stories.

The Turning is a unique cinema event. Seventeen Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create one of the stories from Tim Winton’s collection. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary people’s lives in a stunning portrait of a small coastal community.

Simon Smart, who is a big fan of Winton’s writing, watched the film and he joined Justine Toh to discuss it with a focus on one story in particular: a brutal, unsentimental but life-affirming account of a woman coming to faith.