Keswick Film Club - The Nightingale

Friday 28th February 9:00 PM

The Nightingale 

Director: Jennifer Kent Country: Austrailia
Cert: 18 Year: 2019 Length: 136 mins

Synopsis

At the turn of the 19th century, Clare is an indentured convict held by a British Lieutenant. His abuse of power, delaying her release, leads to horrific consequences.

"Although set some 200 years ago the concerns about violence - towards women, towards indigenous people, towards nature, the repercussions of colonization - they're very much in our mentality and in the way we live now", observed Kent, "but by placing something in the past, you can give people a distance from it, so they can see it without feeling like they're being attacked. Everything that's real and deep about this film is relevant now. Completely."

A quite astonishing film but please be aware it contains scenes of brutality and infanticide.

Thanks to Vertigo Films

Critics

open_quote The most shocking thing about this shocking film? When it was over, I felt like I'd been released from a warm hug. close_quote London Evening Standard


open_quote The power and sheer command of Kent's direction enforced this film's grip on me, along with the fluency and urgency of her storytelling... close_quote Peter Bradshaw, Guardian


open_quote A fearless, breathtaking masterpiece. close_quote Elena Lazic, Little White Lies


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