PARK CITY, Utah | ‘Babadook’ director grapples with divisive follow-

PARK CITY, Utah | ‘Babadook’ director grapples with divisive follow-

PARK CITY, Utah  —January 27, 2019— There’s an early scene in director Jennifer Kent‘s film “The Nightingale” that is so relentlessly brutal, it’s become almost infamous and has evoked the most extreme reactions, both positive and negative.

And it’s not at all what Kent expected to happen. She thought she’d made a film about love. So why, she wondered, are some saying it is, “needlessly punishing” and that they’ll never watch it again.

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