The Beguiled

Director: Sofia Coppola. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning. USA 2017. 94 mins.

Academy Award-winner Sofia Coppola is one of those rare directors whose films feel like an event not to be missed. Her latest, a seductive drama with an all-star cast, is no different. A new adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan’s Southern Gothic novel, A Painted Devil, the story unfolds at an all-girls boarding school in rural Virginia during the American Civil War. When the headmistress (Kidman) agrees to provide temporary refuge for a wounded Union soldier (Farrell), his sudden presence stirs up sexual tensions in the remote mansion. As each of the women falls for his charms, their tight-knit sisterhood buckles under the weight of deceit and jealousy, and taboos are broken in a dark and unexpected turn of events.

General admission screenings

Sat 22nd Jul
Sun 23rd Jul
Tue 25th Jul
Wed 26th Jul
Thu 27th Jul
10.30 18.10

Club and Group screenings

Mon 24th Jul 18.30 HOH Subtitled: This screening has subtitles for people with hearing loss

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