'+ Special Introduction
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Sofia Coppola, USA, 94 mins, 2017
Named Best Director at this years Cannes for this film, Sofia Coppola presents an exquisitely crafted drama set in a small all-girls boarding school during the American Civil War.
Colin Farrell plays a wounded Yankee soldier who is discovered, nursed and sheltered by the small community of two teachers and five schoolgirls. As he is brought back to strength, the soldier manipulates the situation to his advantage oblivious to the fact that he is a pigeon among cats.
‘It’s the kind of movie that lingers on in your head, just like the best fairy tales.’
Join us on before the screening on Thu 10 Aug for a special introduction from Dr Fiona Handyside, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and French at University of Exeter.
Fiona Handyside is the author of Sofia Coppola: A Cinema of Girlhood (I B Tauris, 2017). In this brief introduction, she will discuss Coppola’s career to date, her amazing success as a female director (culminating in winning Best Director at Cannes for The Beguiled) and what intriguing new directions this film promises.
Sundays screening will be caption subtitled. Captioning is a service for hearing-impaired or deaf people.
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