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There’s some­thing about a girls’ board­ing school and there is some­thing about Sofia Cop­pola that sticks in the mind even if you’ve never come in con­tact with ei­ther. A sem­i­nal 1970s Hol­ly­wood film­maker, her fa­ther Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola of­ten had Sofia on set and this ap­pren­tice­ship has stood her in good stead: her own well-re­ceived films in­clude Lost In Trans­la­tion and The Vir­gin Sui­cides. Her re­make of Don Siegel’s 1971 take on Thomas Cul­li­nan’s novel is set in the South dur­ing the Amer­i­can Civil War. A tale of sex, re­venge and the pit­falls of south­ern hos­pi­tal­ity, re­vis­it­ing The Beguiled from a woman’s point of view is ex­hil­a­rat­ing. Stars in­clude Ni­cole Kid­man, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fan­ning and Colin Far­rell. #LEZZGO In cin­e­mas 14 July

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