Australian director Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale caged two awards at the Venice Film Festival, where the revenge thriller made its world premiere and was the sole female-directed film to screen in competition at the prestigious festival. The film was awarded the Special Jury Prize, and Baykali Ganambarr received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor. The Nightingale is Kent’s sophomore feature, following the success of her debut Babadook. What’s next for Kent? The filmmaker is close to completing a new draft of the screenplay for her third feature, Alice + Freda Forever, based on the true story of two young women who fall in love in Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1890s.Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.
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