Official Selection - 2017 Cannes Film Festival
THE BEGUILED, adapted by Sofia Coppola from Thomas Cullinan's novel of the same name, unfolds in a girls' school in the state of Virginia in 1864. As the Civil War rages, the Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies has been sheltered from the outside world—until the day a wounded Union soldier is discovered nearby and taken in. Sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounds and offer him shelter and companionship. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell.
"You can't write a thesis statement about what THE BEGUILED is about. It's not that kind of movie. But it's the kind of movie that lingers on in your head, just like the best fairy tales do." —Sheila O'Malley, rogerebert.com "...Thrilling, delicious, wicked fun." —Alissa Wilkinson, Vox "Ms. Kidman brings her own dramatic logic to her role. She seems to have reached a point of such confident control in her career that she can speak volumes without raising her voice, as in LION, or cut through emotional chaos, as she does here, with little more than a clear-eyed glance." —Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal "THE BEGUILED is at its best and most complex as John loses his physical control over the girls, and Coppola’s beautifully posed interior shots give way to outright anarchy; if the story’s first half is shot to look like PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, its second might owe more to STOKER." —David Ehrlich, IndieWire
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