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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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Works about this Work

The Isolation at the Heart of Australian Horror Nina Culley , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , November 2020;

'Australian horror films have always had a unique fascination with the continent’s landscape. Though the genre has evolved from the Ozploitation era into more complex territory, it remains moulded by the terra nullius myth and a colonial sense of disconnection from the land. '

AACTA Awards Honour Sam Neill as Deborah Mailman Takes Out Gong — but Netflix Is on the Agenda Michaela Boland , Penny Timms , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , December 2019;

'Period drama The Nightingale has taken out the best film category at the 2019 AACTA Awards, as the industry honoured veteran actor Sam Neill.' (Summary)

Brutality in the Colony David Stratton , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24 August 2019; (p. 15)

— Review of The Nightingale Jennifer Kent , 2018 single work film/TV

'Writer-director Jennifer Kent’s terrific first feature, The Babadook (2014), was a very superior horror movie set in Adelaide; her second, The Nightingale, which won two major prizes last year in Venice, is also a horror movie but, unlike its predecessor, the horror this time isn’t supernatural but all too real. Kent’s uncompromising approach to this story of colonial violence against women and Aborigines in Van Dieman’s Land in the early 19th century is pretty confronting at times. I’m sure she would argue that it had to be because, to tell this story — and it’s a story that demands to be told — there’s no hiding the fact that some terrible crimes were committed by the English colonisers.'(Introduction)

[Review] ‘The Nightingale’ Harry Windsor , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 160 2019; (p. 54)

— Review of The Nightingale Jennifer Kent , 2018 single work film/TV
The Nightingale Roots Horror in Tasmania's Colonial History with a Tale of Revenge Keva York , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , August 2019;

'Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent first made a name for herself with the lean, lo-fi horror film The Babadook.'

[Review] ‘The Nightingale’ Harry Windsor , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 160 2019; (p. 54)

— Review of The Nightingale Jennifer Kent , 2018 single work film/TV
Brutality in the Colony David Stratton , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24 August 2019; (p. 15)

— Review of The Nightingale Jennifer Kent , 2018 single work film/TV

'Writer-director Jennifer Kent’s terrific first feature, The Babadook (2014), was a very superior horror movie set in Adelaide; her second, The Nightingale, which won two major prizes last year in Venice, is also a horror movie but, unlike its predecessor, the horror this time isn’t supernatural but all too real. Kent’s uncompromising approach to this story of colonial violence against women and Aborigines in Van Dieman’s Land in the early 19th century is pretty confronting at times. I’m sure she would argue that it had to be because, to tell this story — and it’s a story that demands to be told — there’s no hiding the fact that some terrible crimes were committed by the English colonisers.'(Introduction)

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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