The Nightingale review – ambitious, urgent and necessarily brutal. But who is it for?

Jennifer Kent is an extraordinary film-maker, but by falsely equivocating two vastly different experiences, she steps – misguidedly – into a minefield

Colonisation is a brutal process, one in which everyone involved is debased. That is the clear message of Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale, and the theme that has dominated its early coverage. But underneath that stark truth are complex power dynamics that call for more nuanced discussion.

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