The Nightingale 120 mins

  • The Nightingale
  • The Nightingale
  • The Nightingale
  • The Nightingale
  • The Nightingale

1820's Tasmania. A young Irish convict seeks revenge.

Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman (Aisling Franciosi), 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.

From Australian writer/director Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) THE NIGHTINGALE screened at the 75th Venice International Film Festival where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize, and Baykali Ganambarr received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Venice Film Festival 2018
Adelaide Film Festival 2018
Sundance Film Festival 2019
Sydney Film Festival 2019

Starts Thu 29 Aug at:
Luna Leederville
Luna On SX

One of the most memorable works in its genre - a parable that never turns violence into a spectacle, but is resolutely committed to expose the poisonous double prism of racism and sexism it feeds upon.
The Film Stage
Jennifer Kent impressively follows up 'The Babadook' with a historical revenge tale of shattering brutality and hard-earned grace
Variety

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