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