The Beguiled

Past Event23 Jul - 25 Jul

The Beguiled

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The Civic


Sofia Coppola was crowned Best Director at Cannes this year for arguably her best film to date: a crisp, unsettling, absolutely essential remake of Don Siegel’s 1971 oddity starring Clint Eastwood.


Everything about this new interpretation beguiles, from its exciting cast of fresh and familiar faces, to its unexpected jabs of humour, to its almost shocking sense of brevity – though above all else, it is Coppola’s gaze that enthrals, placing female desire and self-preservation at the film’s tipping point. — Tim Wong


“In Sofia Coppola’s elegantly spare, psychosexual Civil War drama The Beguiled, a wounded Union soldier, Colonel John McBurney (Colin Farrell), is discovered in the surrounding woods of a Virginia all-girls seminary school, circa 1864.

The Beguiled - Official Trailer

Reluctantly taking him into their sprawling Southern Gothic estate… the girls and women of the property, overseen by headmaster Martha Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman), slowly begin to vie for the attention of this enemy from the other side, conveniently laid up with a bum leg just down the hall from their bedrooms…


“The Eastwood version was a kinky joke of a psychodrama: a retrograde curiosity about a gaggle of repressed, sheltered Confederate belles being seduced by the manliest Yankee of them all… Coppola deepens the material’s implicit wellsprings of loneliness and longing, mitigating the sexism by diverting the point of view away from McBurney to the women he’s attempting to manipulate…


“It’s a magnificently shot movie, and often a very funny one, as tense dinners with the stranger from the North transform into duels of innuendo.” — A.A. Dowd, AV Club, USA

Visit to see the full schedule of films on at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival. 

Ticket Pricing

Sun 23 Jul, 6.15pm

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Early Bird Full (purchased before 20 July)
Full (purchased from 20 July)
Film Society / Film Industry Guilds *
Community Service Card *
Student *
Senior (60+)
Children (15 and under)

Ten-Trip Pass

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The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique code that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening (subject to seat availability) excluding 3D films, Special Events, and Live Cinema performances.

Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or at the Aotea or The Civic box offices. Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability. When you purchase your pass you will receive the unique code. 

Please note, this will be emailed the next business day if you purchase online. (The code is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via the phone). Your code will enable you to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions. Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the code will expire.

Ten-Trip Pass

Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.


Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.