November 15, 2018
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WOMEN IN FILM:Gendre Redefined Film Series presents The Beguiled (2017)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Directed by Sofia Coppola, United States, 2017.
American film audiences know award winning filmmaker Sophia Coppola. Despite her win as Best Director for her 2017 film The Beguiled, a stir of controversy surrounded it in part for its exclusion of race and in part for gender biases evident in the film's critical reception. Based on a novel by Thomas P. Cullinan and a second take on the 1971 film of the same name, Coppola's version is a quietly unnerving Southern Gothic revival of sex and power that, though set during the Civil War, is eerily prescient.