No One Understands Motherly Woes Like Jennifer Kent

While Jennifer Kent doesn’t have an extensive filmography, she is one one the most important female directors of this century.

If we count only the works Kent wrote and directed, we end up with two feature films, The Babadook and The Nightingale, and “The Murmuring,” an episode in Guillermo del Toro’s horror anthology Cabinet of Curiosities.

What these three productions have in common that they evoke horror, real or imaginary, to explore what it means to be a mother.

And they all prove no one understands motherly woes like Kent.

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