The Nightingale (2018)
First screened in November 2019
Director: Jennifer Kent. Cast: Aisling Franciosi, Baykali Ganambarr, Sam Claflin, Michael Sheasby, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood, Charlie Jampijinpa Brown, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell, Magnolia Maymuru, Matthew Sunderland. Screenplay: Jennifer Kent.

Twitter Capsule: Conceptually bold colonial mashup of True Grit and Ms. 45, but cast, script, editing, images could all be sharper.

VOR:   Admirable incorporation of anticolonial sentiment, albeit ungainly in trying to graft that politics onto a feminist idea. Predictable in many ways.

Photo © 2018 Causeway Films, © 2019 IFC Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Venice Film Festival: Special Jury Prize; Marcello Mastroianni Award (Ganambarr)
Chicago Film Critics Association: Most Promising Performer (Franciosi)

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