The Beguiled



During the American Civil War, a school for girls in rural Virginia reluctantly host a wounded soldier and nurse his injured leg.

"The Beguiled" is a sizzling sex-pot of a film, where the repressed existence of an all-girls seminary is challenged by the introduction of a handsome male guest. The women simply don't know how to react, leading to a number of amusing flirtations and the constant creep of sexual tension broiling with jealousy. Exquisitely shot in the countryside, and enclosed by the distant clamour of battle artillery, the Gothic atmosphere captures an inevitable foreboding that underlies the playfulness. A war of affection.

Anthony Macali

Limited Release 13th July 2017
Universal Pictures 94 mins