CANNES 2017: NICOLE KIDMAN, ELLE FANNING AND KIRSTEN DUNST TAKE CENTER STAGE AT ‘THE BEGUILED’ PREMIERE!

The Beguiled premiere was all about powerful women as director Sofia Coppola and her leading stars, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst lit up the red carpet at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2017 in Cannes, France. Colin Farrell also joined in on the festivities.

Coppola also became only the second woman to win Best Director honors at Cannes, following Russian director Yuliya Solntseva who won in 1961 for the drama, Chronicle of Flaming Years.

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Also on the red carpet were Fan Bingbing, Hailey Baldwin, Izabel Goulart, Elsa Hosk, Toni Garrn, Doutzen Kroes, Irina Shayk, Lara Stone, Maria Borges and more.

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Directed by Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled is based on a novel by Thomas P. Cullinan starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Proceedings are set during the Civil War, at a mansion in Virginia which doubles as a girls’ school with its young occupants sheltered from the harshness of the outside world. The group, overseen by Martha Farnsworth (Kidman), take in a wounded soldier (Farrell) leading to competition for his affection and sexual tension that leads to the unexpected.

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