After premiering at the Venice Film Festival in 2018, where it was awarded both the Special Jury Prize and Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor for Baykali Ganambar, The Nightingale also went on to win six awards including Best Film at the AACTA awards
Set in 1825, a young Irish convict woman named Clare chases a British officer through the rugged wilderness of lutruwita/Tasmania, 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.
Note: At its core, The Nightingale is a film about truth-telling and, as such, includes acts of sexual violence against women, violence against children and violence motivated by racism, which could be triggering for some viewers. This film is not suitable for children.
Rating: MA 15+
Length: 2h 16m
Director: Jennifer Kent
Starring: Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, and Ewen Leslie