‘The Nightingale’ First Trailer: Jennifer Kent’s Brutal Revenge Tale Goes Into Heart of Darkness

‘The Nightingale’ First Trailer: Jennifer Kent’s Brutal Revenge Tale Goes Into Heart of Darkness
For her much-anticipated followup to her beloved “The Babadook,” filmmaker Jennifer Kent somehow managed to go even darker than her breakout horror hit, which follows a terrified mother and child going to battle with a be-hatted monster with some nefarious plans. Kent’s “The Nightingale” again centers on a mother, but this time around, Kent’s film focuses on one that has lost her child and is hellbent on avenging the violence that has consumed both of their lives.

Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows breakout star Aisling Franciosi as Clare, a 21-year-old Irish convict who has just completed a seven-year sentence. Eager to be rid of an iron-gripped and horrifying master (Sam Claflin), who has spent the subsequent years abusing Clare in terrible ways, Clare and her husband Aidan (Michael Sheasby) attempt to break free. To say it doesn’t work and results in an
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