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Discover the filmography of Oscar winner Sofia Coppola

The filmmaker Sofia Coppola turns 53 this Tuesday (14). With eight films under her belt, an Oscar, a Golden Lion and a strong surname, the director is one of the main female names in the film industry today.

Daughter of Francis Ford Coppola she began her career as an actress, appearing in her father's films, such as “The Wild One” (1983), “Peggy Sue – Your Past Waiting” (1986) and “The Godfather III” (1990), a role that won him a Golden Raspberry.

Her short, and unattractive, career as an actress came to an end in 1999, with an appearance in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” and the release of her first feature film, “The Virgin Suicides” . Since then, she has directed and scripted seven more films and won several awards. Discover Sofia Coppola's filmography below .

  • The Virgin Suicides (1999)

For his first feature film, Coppola adapted the book of the same name, writing and directing “Virgin Suicides”.

The plot follows the Lisbon sisters, who live in a suburb in Michigan, in the United States, in the 1970s. Daughters of a mathematics teacher and a religious mother, the relationship within the house breaks down after the youngest daughter commits suicide.

From this begins a growing isolation and overprotection of girls, who can no longer have any type of social interaction with boys, but the ban only encourages girls even more to find ways to get around their mother's strict rules.

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

  • Encontros e Desencontros (2003)

A few years later, Coppola released “Encounters and Mismatches” his most awarded film and which won him his first Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, in addition to nominations for Best Film and Director.

The production follows the meeting between two lonely people in Tokyo: Bob Harris, a movie star, and Charlotte, who is accompanying her husband on a work trip.

Suffering from the schedule and strangers in a strange landranger, Bob and Charlotte can't sleep and meet, by chance, in the bar of a luxury hotel. Before long, they find distraction, escape and understanding in each other among the lights of Tokyo.

Cast: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson

  • Marie Antoinette (2006)

Then, the filmmaker decided to tell the story of the Queen of France Marie Antoinette on the big screen, who even competed for the Palme d'Or in Cannes. She adapted Antonia Fraser's book about the monarch.

The film begins with Marie Antoinette as a teenager in Austria, when she is taken to France to marry the heir to the throne, and continues until the revolt of the French people, who after a life of luxury and privilege, demand the head of the now queen. consort.

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schartzman, Jamie Dornan

  • Somewhere (2010)

Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, the film follows a Hollywood star during his stay at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel to recover from an accident on the film set. He spends his days partying with strippers or driving his Ferrari for pure pleasure until his 11-year-old daughter starts visiting him frequently. The progressive rapprochement with the girl leads the actor to reevaluate his life.

Cast: Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius

  • Bling Ring: The Hollywood Gang (2013)

Coppola based it on an article from The New York Times about teenagers who were breaking into and robbing famous people's homes in Beverly Hills.

Cast: Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang

  • The Stranger We Love (2017)

Sofia signed on and directed a remake of the 1976 Clint Eastwood film based on Thomas Cullinan's novel,

Set during the United States Civil War, young Amy rescues a Union corporal in the middle of the woods and takes him to her home, a women's boarding school. Commanded by Martha and inhabited by 6 other women, the arrival of Corporal McBurney affects all the girls in the house in different ways and the coexistence as a whole.

Cast: Nicoke Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

  • On The Rocks (2020)

Perhaps one of Coppola's least known films, “On The Rocks” was released directly to streaming during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In the plot, Laura, a young mother, decides to get closer to her playboy father. The reunion between the two becomes so intense that they both embark on an adventure through New York City.

Cast: Rashida Jones, Bill Murray

  • Priscilla (2023)

The last film released by the director was “Priscilla”, which adapts the book “Elvis and Me”, written by Priscilla Presley together with Sandra Harmon and released in 1985.

The film shows the first meeting between the young Priscilla Beaulieu and Elvis Presley at a party. He, who was already a rock star, becomes someone completely unexpected in moments of privacy for her: a lover, an ally in solitude, a vulnerable best friend.

Through the eyes of PriscillaCoppola tells the hidden side of a great American myth during their long courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German military base to their dream estate at Graceland.

Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Jacob Elordi

Source: CNN Brasil

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