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The Nightingale

Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to The Babadook is set during the colonisation of Australia in 1825 and follows a 21-year-old Irish convict, brilliantly played by Aisling Franciosi. Having served her seven-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master. The winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, this is a brutal and bruising tale that looks at shared trauma.