Sofia Coppola was awarded a major prize at Cannes for "The Beguiled," and all the congrats
Her family may be Hollywood royalty, but Sofia Coppola continues to carve her own path, creating moving, award-winning films about complex women. The latest prize for Sofia Coppola? Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival — only the second woman ever to win the prize — for her film The Beguiled, a very well-deserved award.
The film, a remake of Don Siegel’s 1970s Civil War, reunites actresses Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning with Coppola; Fanning was previously in Coppola’s film Somewhere, and Dunst is a frequent collaborator. The two actresses star in The Beguiled alongside Nicole Kidman and Colin Farell, a truly all-star cast.