The Nightingale Gala Screening 18+
1820's Tasmania. A young Irish convict seeks revenge
Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer 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, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
"Jennifer Kent impressively follows up 'The Babadook' with a historical revenge tale of shattering brutality and hard-earned grace." - Variety, Venice 2018
136 mins + Afterparty
PLEASE NOTE: Gala screening is followed by an afterparty with a complimentary drink on arrival, 9:00PM - TBA.
Director Jennifer Kent | Producer Kristina Ceyton, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky, Jennifer Kent | Screenwriter Jennifer Kent | cinematographer Radek Ladczuk | Editor Simon Njoo | Composer Jed Kurzel | Cast Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood | Other Key Crew Casting - Nikki Barrett, Production Designer - Alex Holmes - Costume Designer - Margot Wilson, Makeup & Hair Designer - Nikki Gooley; Sound Designer - Robert Mackenzie; VFX Supervisor - Marty Pepper.
Jennifer Kent was born in Brisbane. She graduated as an actor from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1991. She worked as an actress for a number of years before focusing on writing and directing. Her short film Monster (2005) went to many festivals and led to her first feature film The Babadook (2014), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival and went on to win a number of awards worldwide including 3 AACTAs and Best First Film at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.