Director: Sofia Coppola. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning. 93 min. Rated R. Drama.
Wounded Union Civil War soldier shows up at a girls' school in Virginia, and awakens the girls' womanhood - both their inner beauties and inner viciousness. In her 2017 Cannes award-winning remake of the 1971 Don Seigel film, Sofia Coppola not only explores her favorite theme of human loneliness (that usually ends in tragedy), but also tells men not to take women for granted, or else ... you might find yourself castrated of your masculinity. Beautiful cinematography using natural lighting and a Kidman/Farrell/Dunst/Fanning powerhouse ensemble make this one of Coppola's most memorable movies, on par with The Virgin Suicides.