We got uplifting news for the world of power-women: Sofia Coppola, favorite director of deep, dreamy coming-of-age movies and also sort of our spirit animal when it comes to personal off-duty style, has won a title that has been just once before awarded to a woman. As the winners of Cannes Film Festival were announced, Coppola was revealed as Best Director for her upcoming movie The Beguiled.
The first and only woman to win the title has been Yuliya Solntseva in 1961 for her film The Chronicle of Flaming Years. Indeed, it has been quite a long time. Without starting a discussion about why that is the case, Sofia Coppola’s awarded work is a remake of a movie of the same title that first came out in 1971, starring Clint Eastwood. Coppola’s 2017 version stars a not less stellar cast: Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Nicole Kidman are among the protagonist of this thriller taking place in 1864 Virginia. Without further ado, and waiting for June 23, here is the trailer.