The Virgin Suicides

    Genre
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    97 mins
  • Release Date
    1999
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, exploring the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. An adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’s popular first novel, The Virgin Suicides conjures the ineffable melancholy of teenage longing and ennui in its story of the suicides of the five Lisbon sisters, stifled by the rules of their overprotective religious parents—as told through the collective memory of a group of men who were boys at the time and still yearn to understand what happened. Evoking its 1970s suburban setting through ethereal cinematography by Ed Lachman and an atmospheric score by Air, the film secured a place for its director in the landscape of American independent cinema and has become a coming-of-age touchstone.
DIRECTED BY:
Sofia Coppola
WRITTEN BY:
Sofia Coppola, Jeffrey Eugenides (novel)
CAST INCLUDES:
Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Danny DeVito

SYNOPSIS

In an ordinary suburban house in the middle of 1970s Midwestern America, lived the five beautiful, dreamy Lisbon sisters.  Their doomed fates indelibly marked the neighborhood boys who, to this day, continue to obsess over them. This acclaimed feature-length debut from director Sofia Coppola is a story of love & repression, fantasy & terror, sex & death, and memory & longing.

The Virgin Suicides

    Genre
    Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    97 mins
  • Release Date
    1999
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Sofia Coppola
WRITTEN BY
Sofia Coppola, Jeffrey Eugenides (novel)
CAST INCLUDES
Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Danny DeVito
With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, exploring the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. An adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’s popular first novel, The Virgin Suicides conjures the ineffable melancholy of teenage longing and ennui in its story of the suicides of the five Lisbon sisters, stifled by the rules of their overprotective religious parents—as told through the collective memory of a group of men who were boys at the time and still yearn to understand what happened. Evoking its 1970s suburban setting through ethereal cinematography by Ed Lachman and an atmospheric score by Air, the film secured a place for its director in the landscape of American independent cinema and has become a coming-of-age touchstone.

In an ordinary suburban house in the middle of 1970s Midwestern America, lived the five beautiful, dreamy Lisbon sisters.  Their doomed fates indelibly marked the neighborhood boys who, to this day, continue to obsess over them. This acclaimed feature-length debut from director Sofia Coppola is a story of love & repression, fantasy & terror, sex & death, and memory & longing.

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