THE NIGHTINGALE

NightingaleDirector: Jennifer Kent | USA/Australia/Canada | 2018 | 136 mins

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. Director Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) delves into the brutality and violence of Australia’s colonial past in this disturbing tale of vengeance.

Note: The Nightingale contains scenes of sexual violence that some viewers may find distressing.