Set in civil war era America, The Beguiled is a story of a wounded union soldier who arrives at a female only boarding school in the deep south. The Beguiled, directed by Sofia Coppola, stars Nicole Kidman, Collin Farrell and Kirsten Dunst amongst others, and has recieved critical acclaim with Coppola becoming only the second female director in history to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival in which the film debuted.
As an injured union soldier turned deserter in the deep confederate south, Collin Farrell’s Corporal John McBurnie finds himself in a hostile place in need of serious help. As desperation sets in, he stumbles across an all-female convent which he reluctantly asks for shelter in. As attractions begin to spark a tense battle of affections ensues putting those engaged in it in far more danger than they could have possibly imagined.
The Beguiled – Sunday 9:45pm on Sky Premiere.