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The Nightingale – Reclaim the Frame
November 14, 2019 @ 6:10 pm - 8:10 pm
Bird’s Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame with Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale.
The second film from Jennifer Kent, who directed the cult horror smash THE BABADOOK, premiered at Venice and Sundance Film Festivals. THE NIGHTINGALE is a gothic colonial horror set in 1825 centring on the story of Clare, a young Irish convict woman, who 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 teams up with an Aboriginal tracker named Billy. Clare and Billy are initially hostile towards the other, both suffering their own traumas, but as their journey leads them deeper into the wilderness, they must learn to trust each other, to see each other as more than a source of hatred, and to weigh up the true cost of revenge and violence.
Starring Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin and Baykali Ganambarr
Writer and Director: Jennifer Kent
This event is part of the RECLAIM THE FRAME project and will be hosted by Mia Bays, the Oscar-winning producer who runs Birds’ Eye View, will lead a post film A&Q. She will be joined by Alan Lester, Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Sussex who specialises in Australian colonies during the Nineteenth Century.
Reclaim The Frame is a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by acclaimed gender-equality-in-film charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the British Film Institute’s Audience Fund.