Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled is having its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, so we’re looking forward to hearing the first reactions to the female-centric dark drama. The all-star cast features Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Emma Howard, Colin Farrell and Addison Riecke.
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.
You can also check out the trailer for The Beguiled below, which gives you a tease of the seductive suspense that is set to be unleashed. It looks beautifully atmospheric and boasts equally as exquisite performances, costumes and set design.
The Beguiled will be released in the USA on 30th June and the UK on 14th July 2017.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)