PERTH - THE NIGHTINGALE - MEDIA PREVIEW SCREENING - 17 AUGUST 2019 - 10.45AM FOR AN 11AM START - LUNA LEEDERVILLE (E-TICKET WILL BE GENERATED TO YOUR NOMINATED E-MAIL ON FILE)

  • 17 Aug 2019
  • 10:45 AM
  • LUNA LEEDERVILLE

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THE NIGHTINGALE - Media Preview Screening, Saturday 17 August

Media Screening Saturday 17 August from 10.45am for an 11.00am start at Luna Leederville

Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) returns with a highly charged and controversial searing revenge drama about a young convict woman in Van Diemen’s Land, 1825. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Venice 2018.

Australia's dark colonial past is examined in the story of Clare (Aisling Fanciosi, magnificent), an Irish-born convict who's served her sentence. But nothing can stop Clare's abuse at the hands of Hawkins (Sam Claflin), an ambitious and amoral British lieutenant. So begins an unforgettable tale of violence and retribution in which Clare forms an uneasy alliance with a young Indigenous guide named Billy (Baykali Ganambarr, Best Young Actor award, Venice). The Nightingale is frequently brutal and shocking – and necessarily so. Transcending traditional boundaries of the revenge thriller, Kent's savagely beautiful film confronts us with uncomfortable truths about the formation of the Commonwealth we call home.


 

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