Australian director Jennifer Kent follows up her indie smash hit ‘Babadook‘ with ‘The Nightingale,’ which recently made its Sundance Film Festival debut.

The film has been given a release date of August 2, 2019 on IFC. The film stars Sam Claflin, Damon Herriman, Ewen Leslie, Harry Greenwood, Baykali Ganambarr, and Magnolia Maymuru. ‘The Nightingale’ won the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival. 

Speaking to Variety, Kent said, “The film is a study on violence and what a violent mind and therefore a violent society can do to damage the human spirit.

“It’s about how we can evolve through and beyond that violence. For me ‘The Nightingale’ is about love — not in a schmaltzy way — but its power to allow us to evolve as human beings.”

Check out a brief synopsis of the film below:

“Set in Tasmania in 1825, The Nightingale follows a 21-year-old Irish female convict who witnesses the brutal murder of her husband and baby by her soldier master and his cronies.

“Unable to find justice, she takes an Aboriginal male tracker with her through the hellish wilderness to seek revenge on the men.”