Thriller: The Beguiled

Robin Askew, June 22, 2017

First filmed in 1971 by Don Siegel as a vehicle for regular collaborator Clint Eastwood, this adaptation of Thomas P. Cullinan‘s southern gothic novel A Painted Devil is helmed by Sofia Coppola, who became the second woman (and the first American woman) to bag the Best Director award at Cannes.

Despite the woozy Virgin Suicides-style arty pretensions and inevitable female empowerment twist, it remains a pulpy potboiler. A scheming injured Union solider (Colin Farrell) is taken in and nursed back to health by the repressed inmates of a “seminary for young ladies” run by Nicole Kidman, who work themselves into quite a lather over the presence of this macho stranger in their midst. Among them are Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.

Screenings

Watershed
Tue, Jul 25 201718:20, 20:40
Wed, Jul 26 201715:10, 18:20, 20:40
Thu, Jul 27 2017, 15:00, 17:50
Orpheus
Tue, Jul 25 201720:25
Wed, Jul 26 201720:25
Thu, Jul 27 201720:25
Fri, Jul 28 201720:15
Sat, Jul 29 201720:15
Sun, Jul 30 201720:15
Mon, Jul 31 201720:15
Tue, Aug 1 201720:15
Wed, Aug 2 201718:30
Thu, Aug 3 2017, 18:30
Showcase Cinema De Lux
Tue, Jul 25 2017, 22:00
Vue Cribbs Causeway
Wed, Jul 26 2017, 23:15
Showing atWatershedOrpheusShowcase Cinema De LuxVue Cribbs Causeway

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Director: Sofia CoppolaCertificate: 15Running time: 94 mins
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