The Nightingale
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The Nightingale

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Jetty Memorial Theatre
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136 Mins
January
Winner · Special Jury Prize · Venice Film Festival 

Winner - Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actress - ACCTA Awards

Following her massively successful directorial debut The Babadook, Australian powerhouse Jennifer Kent turns her attention to colonial Australia with the feminist revisionist Western, The Nightingale, a tale of violence and retribution set against a wildly untameable backdrop of Gothic Tasmania.

1820s Tasmania, young Irish convict, Clare (a fierce Aisling Franciosi), loses everything she holds dear after her family is horrifically attacked. Immediately driven to track down and seek revenge against the British officer who oversaw the horror, she enlists the service of an Aboriginal tracker, Billy (Baykali Ganambarr, Best Young Actor award, Venice Film Festival). Marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past, Billy reluctantly agrees to take her through the interior of Tasmania on a brutal quest for justice.

“...I consider this a current story despite being set in the past. I don’t have all the answers to the question of violence. But I feel they lie in our humanity, in the empathy we hold for ourselves and others.” – director, Jennifer Kent
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