Powerful Australian Western horror The Nightingale is set to be released as a Limited-Edition Blu-ray box set from Second Sight Films on 8th February 2021. The second feature from lauded director Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) premiered at Venice International Film Festival in 2018 and screened at Cannes Film Festival, provoking a strong reaction from critics and audiences alike.
1825, the penal colony of Van Diemen’s Land, or present-day Tasmania. Irish convict Clare Carroll (Aisling Franciosi – The Fall, Game of Thrones) works as a servant for the British Colonial force detachment led by Colonel Hawkins (Sam Claflin – The Hunger Games, Peaky Blinders), but when unwanted advances result in a brutal, humiliating attack, Clare is dead set on revenge. Teaming up with Aboriginal tracker Billy (Baykali Ganambarr – The Furnace), the pair must put aside their differences to achieve their bloody vengeance.
Steeped in the horrors of Australian history, this unflinching tale refuses to soften its often-brutal message, but is a testament to determination, bravery and above all, hope.
• She Will Not Be Silenced: an interview with Actor Aisling Franciosi
• Sometimes Trouble Finds You: an interview with Actor Michael Sheasby
• Just Making Light, Sir: an Interview with Actor Damon Herriman
• I Surrender: an Interview with Actor Harry Greenwood
• Taking Flight: an interview with Producer Kristina Ceyton
• Assembling Vengeance: an Interview with Editor Simon Njoo (12mins)
• Building Something Special: an Interview with Production Designer Alexander Holmes
• Hear her Voice: an interview with Composer Jed Kurzel
• ‘Bloody White People’: A Video Essay by Alexandra Heller Nicholas
• The Nightingale in Context
• The Making of The Nightingale
• Theatrical Trailer
LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
• Rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Laura Racero
• 40 page perfect-bound booklet with new writing by Elena Lazic and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• 3 collectors’ art cards