Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.
July’s pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu will be Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled. As the American Civil War rages on, wounded Union soldier John McBurney (Colin Farrell) finds shelter in Miss Martha Farnsworth’s (Nicole Kidman) Seminary for Young Ladies, where his disruptive male presence ignites tensions between schoolteacher Edwina (Kirsten Dunst) and the precocious Alicia (Elle Fanning).
Sofia Coppola’s take on Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 novel, previously adapted in 1971 by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood, ditches the plot’s more lurid elements in favour of a slow burn, nuanced and decidedly feminist approach to the material.
The menu for this event includes:
Chilled Watermelon Soup
Wild Rice and Turkey Casserole
Tickets: €20.00, free list suspended.