The movie The Beguiled takes place at a girls school in Virginia during the Civil War.
There the young women have been sheltered from the outside world. But a wounded enemy soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.
The movie The Beguiled is based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan (1919-1995), and is a remake of the 1971 movie of the same name.
The 1971 The Beguiled movie features Oscar winners Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page in the roles that Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman play in the 2017 version.
Sofia Coppola wrote the screenplay and directed this version of The Beguiled.
Sofia Coppola won the Best Director award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for the movie The Beguiled, becoming the second female to win the award. However, in all of the Cannes Film Festival history, only three Cannes Film Festival Best Director winners have even gone on to receive a Best Director Oscar nomination. No Cannes Film Festival Best Director winner has ever won the Best Director Oscar for the movie they won the Best Director Award for at Cannes. This proves that the Cannes Film Festival is all smoke and mirrors and pretty much just a circle jerk for Hollywood insiders.
For a movie studio with virtually unlimited money, the Focus Features official website for The Beguiled is a tranny mess.