Sofia Coppola's latest film,
, takes place at a Southern all-girls boarding school during the Civil War, where a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell) is taken in to convalesce. What follows is a tale of seduction, betrayal and, ultimately, revenge.
"There is that kind of feminine, pastoral world of faded nature that the movie starts in, but then I love that it takes a dark turn," Coppola tells
Los Angeles Times
. “I was really excited about the whole Southern gothic genre and really embracing that. Especially when they were in their long white nightgowns at night with their candelabras, I got so into it. That was a fun element to get into, the Southern gothic style and the challenge of how to do that in my own way, to find my own style within that genre.”
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