From acclaimed writer-director Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), comes a new extraordinary meditation on Australia’s past, tapping into a rich vein of palpable rage to tell a war story that leaves a definite impact, yet also manages tackles difficult subject matter with poignant compassion.
Set in 1825, Clare (Aisling Franciosi), a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer (Sam Claflin) through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy (Baykali Ganambarr), who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past. Also starring Ewan Leslie and Damon Herriman.
CTC In cinemas Aug 29. View the trailer
In Competition Venice Film Festival 2018
Official Selection Adelaide Film Festival 2018 (Gala Screening)
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2019 (Spotlight Program)
Official Selection Sydney Film Festival 2019
Special Jury Prize – Venice Film Festival 2018
“Magnificent. An uncompromising second feature by gifted Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent.” – Guy Lodge, Variety
“Staggering. An unforgettable search for human kindness and peace.” – Perri Nemiroff, Collider
“…there’s a sense that The Nightingale needs to be exactly the film it is, bubbling with completely justified anger and pain.” – Little White Lies
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