Screened as part of NZIFF 2020

Masterclass: An Artist’s Journey on The Babadook, The Nightingale and Beyond 

Directed by Jennifer Kent, Marten Rabarts

Celebrated Australian film director Jennifer Kent in conversation with Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival Director — Kaiwhakatere Marten Rabarts.

60 minutes

Jennifer Kent (The Babadook, NZIFF14; The Nightingale, NZIFF19) will discuss her entire creative journey. She will speak about making a landmark film in the horror genre, and tackling the all-too-real horrors of brutal Australian colonialism. During the session she will reveal how she develops scripts and characters, how she approaches cultural sensitivities, works with cast to create iconic performances, and above all how she deploys a woman’s gaze in everything she does.

You can watch a recorded version of the Masterclass, here.