THE NIGHTINGALE made me do something I thought I would never do. I walked out. There was a point when I just needed to take myself away from that brutal space. But I recognised that this is an important film so I walked back in and watched the rest of the movie.
Kent is best known for directing 2014 horror film The Babadook.
The Nightingale also stars Baykali Ganambarr as an indigenous tracker who guides Franciosi’s character through the Tasmanian bush, as she seeks revenge against a British officer, played by Sam Claflin.