Canadian Theatrical Release
Director: Sofia Coppola
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, James Woods, Josh Hartnett, A.J. Cook
The Virgin Suicides
was director Sofia Coppola's debut feature, co-produced by Francis Ford Coppola, and based on the best- selling debut novel of the same name by Jeffrey Eugenides. The story centres on the lives of five teenage sisters, The Lisbon girls, in a middle-class suburb near the outskirts of Detroit during the 1970s. After the youngest sister makes an initial attempt at suicide, her sisters are put under close scrutiny by their parents, eventually being confined to the home, which leads to their increasingly depressive and isolated behavior. Like the novel, the film is told from the perspective of a group of adolescent boys in the neighborhood who are fascinated by the girls and struggle to find an explanation for their deaths.