‘The Nightingale’ Review: Dir. Jennifer Kent (2019)

The Nightingale review: Jennifer Kent returns to the film world with her follow-up to the fantastic The Babadook, but does The Nightingale live up to its predecessor.

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In 2014, The Babadook arrived in cinemas across the world and stamped director Jennifer Kent’s name firmly onto the directors to watch list. Now she debuts her follow-up feature period piece The Nightingale. Set around the time of England’s colonisation of Australia, the film tells the tragic story of young Irish mother Clare (Aisling Franciosi). Clare is an ex-convict whom, despite having served her sentence, is being kept on by English officer Hawkins (Sam Claflin), a man whom has become somewhat obsessed with her. After asking yet again for her freedom that she has already earned, and being turned down, Clare’s husband gets riled-up and starts a fight with Hawkins and his men. Hawkins isn’t
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