Interview: Jennifer Kent

Cinema Australia Original Content: Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Writer and director Jennifer Kent talks us through the making of her horrific and deeply affecting masterpiece, The Nightingale. You can read our full review of the film here. “I really wanted the violence…

Review: The Nightingale

The Nightingale Written and Directed by Jennifer Kent Produced by Kristina Ceyton, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Jennifer Kent Starring Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood and Ewen Leslie  “You should feel uncomfortable. That’s the point.”   by Matthew Eeles Let’s cut to the chase. Are you prepared to sit through that…

Q&A screenings of The Nightingale announced

Help us continue to bring you more Australian film coverage by making a donation to Cinema Australia below.  Filmmaker Jennifer Kent will be appearing at special Q&A preview screenings of her upcoming film The Nightingale in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart this August, ahead of its national release later this month. A powerful and beautifully crafted…

The Nightingale trailer is here!

Following a successful film festival run, Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale finally has a trailer ahead ion its August release. The trailer and poster has been released by US distributor IFC Film. There’s no word yet if the Australian poster and trailer from Transmission Films will be the same. Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish…

9 Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018

by Matthew Eeles It’s that time of year again when our inbox becomes flooded with emails questioning our decision to choose only nine Australian films we can’t wait to see in 2018. For new readers, it’s something we’ve done every year since launching Cinema Australia. Why nine? Why not ten? We couldn’t tell you. Looking…

NFSA’s Big Screen brings Australian delights to WA’s stunning North West

The National Film and Sound Archive’s travelling film festival, Big Screen – which brings films to audiences across regional and rural Australia – will be screening some Australian delights for residents in and around Western Australia’s stunning north west. Kicking things off in Kununarru on September 12, at the town’s Kununurra Picture Gardens will be WA director…

Interview: Jennifer Kent

“I love my country. I love being here and I’d love to make more films here.” You graduated from NIDA as an actor and have credits dating back to the later years of A Country Practice. You didn’t direct your first film until 2005, around about the same time you stopped acting. What made you…

Review: A bad book makes for a great movie

It’s seldom such a high quality Australian film is released to a worldwide audience. It was unclear whether or not to get caught up in the international film festival hype, but now it’s official – The Babadook is the first great Australian film of 2014, if not the last couple of years. After his mother…

A chilling new clip for The Babadook

Cinema Australia can’t wait for May 22 when Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook is released in Australian cinemas. I don’t know how many more times we can watch the terrifying trailer or the original short film in anticipation for Kent’s psychological thriller but to satisfy us for another couple of weeks is a new short clip that was released this…