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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
Few filmmakers can bring a rut to life like Sofia Coppola. When her characters are in a funk, whether it's a Hollywood actor in between jobs, a few lost souls in a foreign place or a Queen, it's never the stuff of melodrama. She has an eye for the comedic banalities of the everyday like the...
Friday, Sep. 25, 2020
AFI Fest will present four Tributes this year as Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair will each be honored with an evening of conversation celebrating their distinguished careers.
“Artists of this caliber are essential players in our global culture,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI...
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017
When asked by an intern how she continues to make movies despite the dismal opportunities for women behind the camera, Kathryn Bigelow said she's fueled by her belief in each project.
"That's what makes it possible, I guess," the "Detroit" director told a group of aspiring young...
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017
The intersection of Sofia Coppola and Nicole Kidman didn't start with "The Beguiled."
They'd met at parties in passing and had even tried to work together once on a project that fell apart. Coppola loved Kidman's wicked humor and Kidman loved Coppola's cinematic style and vision. So...
Monday, Jun. 19, 2017
"The Beguiled" is a strange and uncomfortable film in both of its iterations. Sofia Coppola's take is more nuanced than the 1971 original, with deeper insight into the ladies of Ms. Farnsworth's Seminary and perhaps not enough into the wounded soldier who disrupts their lives.
Sunday, May. 28, 2017
The Cannes Film Festival awarded its coveted Palme d'Or award to Ruben Ostlund's Swedish comedy "The Square" on Sunday, while Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director award.
"Oh my god! OK," the Swedish filmmaker exclaimed after he bounded onto the stage to...
Wednesday, May. 24, 2017
The imagery was stark, if inevitable: 12 Palme d'Or winners, one of them female.
When the Cannes Film Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary on Tuesday, it assembled luminaries from across cinema as well as many of the recent winners of its top prize. Jane Campion was the only woman...
Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017
A Civil War film by Sofia Coppola, a Ukrainian road movie and a drama about AIDS activism are among the 18 films competing for top prizes this year at the Cannes Film Festival , an international cinema extravaganza that organizers hope can help counter rising nationalist sentiment around the...