Filmfest 2017

Based on the novel "The Beguiled" by Thomas Cullinan: During the American Civil War, a girls' boarding school seems to offer a safe harbor amid the ravages of war. But when a wounded soldier is found nearby and brought there to recuperate, the orderly life of the finishing school is disrupted: The girls find themselves falling for the man's charms, and jealousy and intrigue start poisoning their lives together. An erotically charged game full of twists and turns begins, claiming victims on all sides. Sophia Coppola became the first woman in over 50 years to win Best Director at Cannes for THE BEGUILED.

The screening on June 26 will take place during the GALA: SOFIA COPPOLA

tags: Women, History, Sexuality, Feature film

Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence


Screenplay: Albert Maltz, Grimes Grice

Original Material: Thomas Cullinan

Director of Photography: Philippe Le Sourd

Film Editor: Sarah Flack, ACE

Composer: Phoenix

Production Designer: Anne Ross

Costume Design: Stacey Battat

Sound: Richard Beggs

Producer: Youree Henley, Sofia Coppola

Production Company: American Zoetrope

Co-Production Company: FR Productions

Distributor: Universal Pictures International Germany GmbH

Director: Sofia Coppola


Sofia Coppola was born in New York City in 1971 to Eleanor and Francis Ford Coppola. When she was just a few weeks old, her father cast der as Baby Michael Corleone in THE GODFATHER (1972). She continued to act in films like PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (1986) and STAR WARS: EPISODE 1 – THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999). She became world-famous as a writer-director with THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (1999) and LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003), which earned her a Golden Globe as well as an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. SOMEWHERE won the Gold Lion in Venice 2010. Sofia Coppola often deals with the emotional void beneath glittery surfaces, and the gilded cages of the rich and famous. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is showing a Retrospective of her films 2017.