The Beguiled Members Screening at Lido

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The Beguiled Members Screening
Sunday 9 July, 4pm

The Beguiled is the heady Southern gothic tale that has critics buzzing, and won Sofia Coppola the Best Director award at Cannes this year (the second woman to do so in the festival’s entire 70-year history).

We’re pacing with anticipation to show it to our audiences, so we’re offering our loyal Lido Members a special advance screening of the film on Sunday 9 July at 4pm.

Based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 novel of the same name, The Beguiled takes us to an isolated girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War. When a seriously injured Union soldier is discovered on the outskirts of the property, his presence as the only male the school has encountered in a long time interrupts the prim and proper daily order of the place.

Sexual tensions and double entendres abound, and soon jealousies start forming amongst the women. However, Coppola flips male fantasy on its head, taking this steamy period piece in completely unexpected directions.

It stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Colin Farrell.

More event details to come soon.

Tickets are on sale now. Adult members: $16 / Student members: $11.50.

Screening
Sun 9 Jul 4:00 PM
THE BEGUILED, adapted by Sofia Coppola from Thomas Cullinan's novel of the same name, unfolds in a girls' school in the state of Virginia in 1864. As the Civil War rages, The Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies has been sheltered from the outside world-- until the day a wounded Union soldier is discovered nearby and taken in.
Cast
Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice, Oona Laurence, Addison Riecke, Wayne Pére, Emma Howard
Director
Sofia Coppola
Classification
Not yet rated
Genre
Drama, Thriller