She is the second director in the whole History of the Festival that takes home this award.
Like Father Like Son. Sofia Coppola, daughter of the great director Francis Ford Coppola, it is clear that he has inherited the gift of his father. The director has made history by winning the Best Direction at the Cannes Film Festival, something historic, as it had only been achieved in the distant 1961, Yuliya Solntseva, for ‘ ‘ The epic of the years of fire”. Sofia could not be present at the gala and thanked “her support for films directed by women.”
It has taken 56 years for a female filmmaker to win the Best Direction award at the Cannes Film Festival. Sofia Coppola, daughter of the mythical Francis Ford, has made history by winning it again with the movie The Seduction, a film of love and desire located at the time of the American Civil War and starring Nicole Kidman.
Coppola, author of titles as prominent as The Virgin Suicides or Lost In Translation, won the Cannes jury, which was chaired by director Pedro Almodóvar. A woman who stands out in a profession that, as you can see, has always been dominated by men. Undoubtedly, this award will hopefully continue to open the way because talented directors, we have many.
Sofia Coppola: Surrounded by stars
‘The seduction’ is the sixth feature film by Sofia Coppola and is based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan, the story was taken to the big screen in 1971 directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood. Now the filmmaker, 46 years old, has told, in addition to Kidman, with Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning, Coppola has been the star of a Cannes festival where we have been able to see.
The best and the worst in the dress of the actresses. The film will arrive on August 18 at Spanish cinemas so we will have to be careful to see this film that looks very good. We hope that with this award we will not have to see again 56 years for a woman to receive the prize.