The Virgin Suicides

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Preceded by “The Making of The Virgin Suicides” by Eleanor Coppola (23min)

The movie that birthed a thousand Tumblrs! Sophia Coppola’s debut film about the sexy but mysterious teenage Lisbon sisters quivers, yearns, and drifts its way through an hour and a half of decade-defining drama.

From the outside, the Lisbons appear to be a healthy and successful (albeit strictly religious) 1970s family living in Gross Point Michigan. However, when 13-year-old Cecilia commits suicide, the family clamps down and withdraws the remaining sisters from social interaction – and especially from boys – by their rabidly protective mother. But the strategy backfires, and the sisters’ seclusion makes them even more intriguing to the neighborhood boys who are intrigued by their ethereal beauty and mysterious behavior.

Directed by Sofia Coppola. 35mm. 97min. 1999. U.S.A.

 

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