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Sundance coup for The Nightingale

A record six Australian films will feature at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January, including The Nightingale, which was shot in Tasmania. Hollywood legend, Robert Redford set up the Sundance in 1978, and it has risen to become one of the most famous independent film festivals. Since The Nightingale’s release, the film has won widespread critical acclaim. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September, where it won a special jury prize, while Baykali Ganambarr, received the young actor award. The Nightingale is set in 1825, in Van Diemen’s Land, and recounts the story of an Irish convict who witnesses the brutal murder of her family and seeks revenge with the help of an aboriginal guide. The Sundance Film Festival begins on January 24, at Park City, in the US state of Utah.

7 December 2018, Edition 201

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