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Written and Directed by Sofia Coppola

In the lead up to the writer/director's 'Priscilla' hitting screens, the Classic and Lido cinemas are revisiting her filmography.
By Sarah Ward
November 17, 2023
By Sarah Ward
November 17, 2023

Every Thursday between November 30, 2023–January 11, 2024, the Classic and Lido cinemas will become the dreamiest places in Melbourne. Across a seven-week period, the two picture palaces are paying tribute to the filmography of Sofia Coppola — melancholic sisters, cake-eating monarchs and Los Angeles teens breaking into celebrity houses all included.

It all kicks off exactly where the second-generation filmmaker's feature directorial career began, aka with The Virgin Suicides and its ethereal score by Air. From there, viewers will play tourist in Tokyo with the Oscar-winning Lost in Translation, head to 18th century France with Marie Antoinette and laze around an LA hotel with Venice Golden Lion recipient Somewhere.

The real-life tale of The Bling Ring and the civil war drama of The Beguiled also get a run — and wrapping up the lineup is Coppola's brand-new Priscilla.

Showcasing Coppola's films also means showcasing a fantastic array of performances — including Kirsten Dunst in three of Coppola's flicks, Bill Murray singing karaoke and befriending Scarlett Johansson, and everyone from Nicole Kidman to Colin Farrell proving a treat.

Screenings start at 7pm each week at both cinemas.

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