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Jennifer Kent – The Nightingale #Venezia75

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The young Clare, after a tragic incident, chases a British soldier through the wilderness in Tasmania.

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PODCAST| David Martos interviews Jennifer Kent, director of the film The Nightingale.

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We talk to Jennifer Kent about being the only female director in competition in Venice and about the imposition of quotas in any festival line-up. The main topic in the interview is violence and it is reflected in The Nightingale.

The Nightingale: 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.

For the page of the film on the Festival website, click here.

  • Reporter
    David Martos
  • Guest
    Jennifer Kent
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    The Nightingale
  • Festival section
    Venezia 75
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