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    ‘The Nightingale’ & ‘The King’ Reign at the 2019 Australian Academy Awards

    The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) awarded their 2019 winners Wednesday and Jennifer Kent’s period drama “The Nightingale” took home the high honors. Since premiering at Sundance Film Festival, “The Nightingale” has had a difficult time staying on the minds of critics. The Australian Academy recognized the feature and honored it Wednesday […] More

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    Amazon Studios Buys Jennifer Kent’s ‘Alice + Freda Forever’ with Production Beginning Summer 2020

    Amazon Studios is finalizing a deal for world distribution rights for Jennifer Kent‘s next project, an adaptation of Alexis Koe’s book, “Alice + Freda Forever.” The deal comes ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival where the studio will be present for its films, the awards-buzzy “The Report” and the visually stunning “The Aeronauts.” The […] More

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    Interview: Jennifer Kent Discusses Violence, Art, and Her New Film ‘The Nightingale’

    Writer and director Jennifer Kent caught audiences by surprise with her feature film debut, “The Babadook” in 2014. The atmospheric horror film about a widowed single mother whose son starts seeing a terrifying entity called the Babadook, quickly established Kent as an exciting new director to watch. Her follow up film, “The Nightingale,” surprised viewers […] More

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    Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ Gets Summer 2019 Release

    After playing at places like the Venice Film Festival last year and the Sundance Film Festival this year, it was fair to wonder when “The Nightingale” would be hitting theaters. Jennifer Kent‘s follow-up to “The Babadook” has been met with solid reviews, including our own take right here on the site. Now, we’ve actually learned […] More

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    Miami Film Festival 2019: Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ Sings a Violent, Traumatic, and Relevant Tune

    Miami Film Festival 2019: Walking through the rainforests of Tasmania, the sounds of creatures, man, and insects echo through the treetops. A young woman named Clare (Aisling Franciosi) aims a rifle at her black aborigine guide Billy (Baykali Ganambarr). The jungle is thick, hot, and full of death. Director Jennifer Kent proved she could make […] More

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    Jennifer Kent’s Venice-Winner ‘The Nightingale’ Picked Up by IFC Films Ahead of Sundance Premiere

    Upon its premiere at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival, “The Nightingale,” Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut “The Babadook,” received positive reviews and went on to win a Special Jury Prize and the Marcello Mastroianni award for Best New Young Performer for Aboriginal star Baykali Ganambarr. Ahead of its North American premiere […] More

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    Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’ Wins Gold at 75th Venice Film Festival

    Venice Film Festival: Alfonso Cuarón‘s “Roma” won the coveted Golden Lion for Best Film at the 75th festival in Italy. The Academy Award winning director of “Gravity” took his Mexico-set family drama to Europe for its world premiere last week where it was welcomed with open arms. Other big winners this year include Yorgo Lanthimos […] More