The Beguiled (2017)
It is the second film adaptation of Cullinan's novel, following Don Siegel 's film of the same name. It premiered on May 24 at the Cannes Film Festival ,  and was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in its main competition section,   where Coppola won the Best Director award, becoming only the second woman to do so. Martha Farnsworth runs a girls school in Virginia during the Civil War. By , almost all of the students, teachers, and slaves have left. In addition to Farnsworth herself, only five students and one teacher, Edwina Morrow, remain. While out in the woods searching for mushrooms, Amy, a pupil, comes across John McBurney, a corporal in the Union Army who was wounded in the leg during battle, and has since deserted. Amy brings McBurney to the school where he falls unconscious.
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The Beguiled is a film based on the Thomas P. Cullinan A Painted Devil. She brings him to the school's gated enclosure where the school headmistress, Martha Farnsworth, first insists on turning him over to Confederate troops, but then decides to restore him to health first.