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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Nightingale
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'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.'

Source: Screen Australia.

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The Nightingale - Much Ado about Nothing Ari Mattes , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 12 June 2019;

'Revenge films remain popular, in part, because they re-stage a formative aspect of human culture – the bonding of societies around communal acts of violence. As René Girard has written, scapegoating – the designation and punishment of the victim – is one of the foundational cultural moments.' (Introduction)

2019’s Most Anticipated Movies Dov Kornits , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 26 December 2018;
Aussies To Rip In Big Time At Sundance Erin Free , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 29 November 2018;
Big-budget Films and 'New-wave' Directors to Share Limelight at Adelaide Film Festival Malcolm Sutton , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , October 2018;

'With just one week to go until the Adelaide Film Festival, organisers are burning the midnight oil in final preparations for the 11-day event that will feature more than 130 productions of varying budgets and beginnings.' (Introduction)

The Nightingale : Bloody Tasmanian Revenge Thriller Wins at Venice Film Festival James Dunlevie , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , September 2018;

'Hopes are high for a new film set in convict-era Tasmania, which has taken out two awards at the prestigious Venice Film Festival.'

After The Babadook : Jennifer Kent's New Film Tackles Australia's Violent Colonial History Monica Tan , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 30 May 2016;
Silver Screen Coup for Tassie Tale Jessie Howard , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Mercury , 31 May 2016; (p. 9)
'Tasmania will be the setting of the follow-up film by Australian director Jennifer Kent after her debut success with The Babadook.The 2014 film, which starred Tasmanian Essie Davis, won critical ­acclaim. Nightingale will be the biggest feature film wholly shot in the state and is expected to earn more than ­$3.6 million.Arts Minister Vanessa Goodwin said the State Government would give $200,000 towards the project. ...'
The Making of The Babadook Erin Free , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 30 October 2016;
Local Treasures : 2017's Most Anticipated Aussie Films Erin Free , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 December 2016;
The Nightingale Goes to Venice Jillian Mundy , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 August no. 682 2018; (p. 5)

'Highly anticipated feature film, The Nightingale, which is likely to contain the most accurate depiction of Tasmanian Aborigines on the big screen to date, has been selected to premiere, in competition, at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival later this month.'

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