the beguiling

hey remember how Sofia Coppola’s film The Beguiled–a film set in the South during the Civil War that removes all of the black characters from the source material and only references slavery to say “the slaves left” because Coppola openly didn’t feel like addressing the evil of antebellum South–was filmed in the same house as Lemonade?

remember how Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst took a picture sitting in the same chair as Beyonce and Serena and captioned it “#lemonade” despite the fact that the film they were making is basically the opposite of lemonade in every way?

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Sofia Coppola wins Best Director at Cannes 2017

The last woman to win Best Director at Cannes was Yuliya Solntseva in 1961 for The Story of the Flaming Years.  

Sofia Coppola won for The Beguiled. She was not able to attend the awards ceremony, but sent a speech which was read by director and Cannes jury member Maren Ade, in which she gave special thanks to writer/director Jane Campion for being a role model.