The Nightingale

Directed by Jennifer Kent
2018
Australia
136 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) returns with a searing revenge drama about a young convict woman in Van Diemen’s Land, 1825. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Venice 2018.

Australia's dark colonial past is examined in the story of Clare (Aisling Fanciosi, magnificent), an Irish-born convict who's served her sentence. But nothing can stop Clare's abuse at the hands of Hawkins (Sam Claflin), an ambitious and amoral British lieutenant. So begins an unforgettable tale of violence and retribution in which Clare forms an uneasy alliance with a young Indigenous guide named Billy (Baykali Ganambarr, Best Young Actor award, Venice). The Nightingale is frequently brutal and shocking – and necessarily so. Transcending traditional boundaries of the revenge thriller, Kent's savagely beautiful film confronts us with uncomfortable truths about the formation of the Commonwealth we call home.

Kent's elemental revenge tale attains a near-mythic grandeur over the course of its arduous, ravishing trek.
Guy Lodge, Variety

Special Guests

Jennifer Kent
Director (appearing Sun 9 Jun & Mon 10 Jun)
Baykali Ganambarr
Cast (appearing Sun 9 Jun)
Harry Greenwood
Cast (appearing Sun 9 Jun)
Michael Sheasby
Cast (appearing Sun 9 Jun)
Damon Herriman
Cast (appearing Sun 9 Jun)

Tickets

Sun 9 June
8:30pm
The Ritz Cinema Randwick
Past Event Cancel
Mon 10 June
6pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
Sun 16 June
6:15pm
Dendy Newtown
Past Event Cancel
Wed 19 June
8pm
Dendy Newtown
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
Features, Back By Popular Demand
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
Australia
Language
In English, Palawa Kani and Gaelic with English subtitles
Director
Jennifer Kent
Producer
Kristina Ceyton, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, Jennifer Kent
Cast
Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Aisling Franciosi
Screenwriter
Jennifer Kent
Cinematographer
Radek Ladczuk
Editor
Simon Njoo
Genre
Women Directors, Gender & Sexuality, Politics & Economics, Australian Films, Festival Award Winners, First Nations, Focus on Women
Company Credits
Distributor: Transmission Films
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