THE BE­GUILED

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS/FILM - DC

Di­rected by Sofia Cop­pola. Star­ring Colin Far­rell, Ni­cole Kid­man, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fan­ning, Oona Lau­rence, An­gourie Rice, Ad­di­son Re­icke

Brief, beau­ti­ful retelling of Thomas Cul­li­nan’s novel con­cern­ing a wounded Union sol­dier (Far­rell) who, dur­ing the Amer­i­can Civil War, ends up be­ing tended by frus­trated woman in a re­mote school­house. The Be­guiled is a rare film that one might wish longer. The pic­ture spend al­most all its du­ra­tion lead­ing us to the edge of the cliff and then kicks us off be­fore we have had time to prop­erly en­joy the view. Spooky and com­pelling none­the­less. 15A cert, gen re­lease, 94 min

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