The Nightingale Soars on Beautiful Limited Edition from Second Sight Films

The Nightingale Soars on Beautiful Limited Edition from Second Sight Films
Since its much-publicized Venice 2018 premiere, The Nightingale has had a certain degree of controversy hovering around it. From a journalist shouting expletives at Jennifer Kent during the Viennale to criticisms leveled at the inclusion of multiple rape scenes and its brutal depictions of violence, which led to reports of people walking out of screenings, The Nightingale sometimes made headlines that threatened to overshadow the film’s impeccable craft. At the same time, the extreme response it triggered underscored just how successful Jennifer Kent had been in creating a discomforting period piece that felt painfully true to life. Almost on par with her critically acclaimed debut, The Babadook, but nightmarish for different reasons, The Nightingale unpacks Australia’s harrowing legacy by centering on the suffering of Irish...

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