Director Sofia Coppola was one of the big winners at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in the south of France on Sunday.
Coppola’s directorial debut was back in 1999 with The Virgin Suicides starring Kirsten Dunst, but her breakthrough as a filmmaker came with the 2004 Bill Murray/Scarlett Johansson drama Lost in Translation.
It earned her Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Picture alongside an Oscar win for Best Original Screenplay.
Coppola was named Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday for her remake of Clint Eastwood’s 1971 Western drama The Beguiled.
This Civil War-era tale, stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Colin Farrell, and follows a group of women sheltered from the outside world who take in a wounded Union soldier.
Coppola’s win at Cannes effectively ended an extensive male-dominated run of winners.
The last time a female took the prestigious honor was in 1961 when Russia’s Yuliya Solntseva won the award for her film Chronicle of Flaming Years.