The Nightingale

Director and Writer:
Jennifer Kent

Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman

Release date:
August 2019


Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, 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 enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.

US Distributor:
IFC Films

International Sales Agent:
FilmNation Entertainment

75th Venice Film Festival: Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Talent
75th Venice Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
Sundance Film Festival 2019
36th Miami Film Festival
International Premiere: 75th Venice International Film Festival
Australian Premiere: Adelaide Film Festival 2018
Sydney Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Miami Film Festival

“Mythic and gripping. A historical revenge tale of shattering beauty and hard earned grace.”