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The Nightingale Rated 18

The Nightingale

Dir. Jennifer Kent. Australia, 2018. 2h 16m. Starring Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell.

Set in 1825, a young Irish convict chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness bent on revenge for the terrible act of violence he committed against her family. A tense and gruelling period thriller from the director of the critically-acclaimed psychological horror The Babadook (2014).

‘A brilliantly harrowing indictment of white male oppression set in British-ruled Australia circa 1825. If you thought Jennifer Kent pulled no punches in her terrifying supernatural debut The Babadook, brace yourself’ ★★★★★ Stephen Garrett, Time Out

‘Gruelling but intensely rewarding, it repays multiple viewings. A fearless, breathtaking masterpiece.’ ★★★★★ Elena Lazic, Little White Lies