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‘The Nightingale’ and ‘Lambs of God’ Dominate Aacta Awards

Confrontational revenge drama “The Nightingale” was the big winner in the feature film category of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards. “Lambs of God” was dominant in the TV section.“The Nightingale” was named as best film. Jennifer Kent additionally won the best director and best screenplay awards. Giving her a night to […]

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Australian Academy Awards: Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ Triumphs With Quartet Of Major Prizes

Jennifer Kent’s thriller The Nightingale has taken home a trio of prizes at the 2019 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards in Sydney.Kent’s period piece won Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Film, making Kent, who also produced, the first woman to receive awards across all three categories for the same film in […]

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The Nightingale review – gut-churning colonial rape-revenge drama

In Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook, set in 19th-century Tasmania, an Irishwoman seeks payback after being brutally gang-raped by British troopsJennifer Kent is the Australian actor-turned-director who in 2014 made a sensational feature debut with her cult horror classic The Babadook, about a child’a haunted storybook. Now she has switched modes to a more […]

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Toronto Film Festival: Amazon Studios Buys Jennifer Kent’s ‘Alice + Freda Forever’

Amazon Studios has snapped up global rights to the big screen adaptation of “Alice + Freda Forever,” Variety has confirmed.The deal for the film comes as the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off and could signal that the streaming service will be an active buyer. That should be welcome news for agencies, who are looking […]

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‘Luce’ Opens Strong, ‘The Farewell’ Is Here to Stay as Sundance Makes Box-Office Comeback

With several name actors, good reviews, and top theaters, Sundance-premiere drama “Luce” led multiple new releases this weekend. Also showing promise are “The Babadook” director Jennifer Kent’s second feature, “The Nightingale,” at two initial theaters, while at one New York location “Jay Rises” scored as yet another strong documentary. And summer breakout “The Farewell” continued […]

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‘The Nightingale’ Director Jennifer Kent Wants to Direct a Marvel Movie About Aboriginal Superhero Manifold

Adding to the growing collective of female directors taking on superhero movies, Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent is ready to throw her hat into the Marvel Cinematic Universe ring. During a recent IndieWire interview about her controversial new film “The Nightingale,” now out in select theaters, “The Babadook” director spoke about offers she’s received to take […]

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The Nightingale director Jennifer Kent defends ‘honest’ depiction of rape and violence

The Babadook creator’s new film set in 1825 Tasmania has become the flashpoint of this year’s Sydney film festival. Warning: contains spoilersThe Babadook director Jennifer Kent has defended her new film The Nightingale as an “honest and necessary depiction” of a brutal historical moment, after rape scenes and graphic violence caused some ticket holders to […]

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2018 Venice Film Festival Lineup Includes New Movies from the Coen Brothers, Paul Greengrass, and More

And we thought the Tiff 2018 lineup was good. Today, the Venice Film Festival has announced their 2018 lineup, and there are some doozies on there that aren’t coming to Tiff. For starters, the Coen Brothers have gone and turned their anthology series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, into an anthology movie that will play […]

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Black List Writer Julia Cox to Adapt Kristin Hannah’s ‘The Great Alone’ for TriStar (Exclusive)

Black List screenwriter Julia Cox (“Do No Harm” and “The Takeaway”) is set to adapt Kristin Hannah’s best-seller “The Great Alone,” for TriStar, The Wrap has exclusively learned.Elizabeth Cantillon and Laura Quicksilver will produce.TriStar Pictures preemptively purchased the rights to “The Great Alone” — the follow-up to Hannah’s internationally best-selling novel “The Nightingale,” which sold […]

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