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The Beguiled

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Thu Aug 3 @ 8:00

Drama / Western
Runtime: 93 minutes
Languages: English and Spanish (with English subtitles)
Rated 14A: coarse language, adult situations
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning

Synopsis: The Beguiled is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Each frame of The Beguiled is a wonder to look at, from the candle-lit dinner-time conferences to the angelic portraits of John, who’s frequently bathed in heavenly light. -The Atlantic

“Beguiled” is less a hothouse flower than a bonsai garden, a work of cool, exquisite artifice that evokes wildness on a small, controlled scale. -The New York Times