“Obviously Doctor, you’ve never been a 13-year-old girl.” (Cecilia, Virgin Suicides)

Affectionately known as cinema’s favorite ‘Nepo Baby’, Sofia Coppola has come a long way from her initial appearance in her father’s iconic trilogy, The Godfather. Now standing as a unique auteur truly shaping the narrative of the ‘girl era.’

With pitch-perfect precision, Coppola translates the fabric of girlhood, revealing the heartaches and struggles of her characters as they journey into adulthood. These dreamy personas are stuck in a patriarchal society, always yearning for something more, a taste of authenticity and freedom beyond their current lives.

Joined by producer and Coppola-fanatic, Sacha Gertsik shares both tales from her interview with Coppola at the Venice Film Festival last year, and her rich archive of Coppola-soaked memories, discussing how this American director continues to elevate the essence of girl-fabrication.

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Show notes

Films mentioned

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  • Priscilla (Sofia Coppola, 2023)
  • Past Lives (Celine Song, 2023)
  • Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
  • Other People’s Children (Rebecca Zlotowski, 2022)
  • May December (Todd Haynes, 2023)
  • Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
  • Jazz (Ken Burns, 2001)
  • Pom Poko (Isao Takahata, 1994)
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1980)
  • Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)
  • Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010)
  • The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
  • Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
  • The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999)
  • The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola, 2017)
  • The Godfather: Part 3 (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990)
  • Hi Octane (Comedy Central, 1994)
  • Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
  • Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola, 2006)
  • Napoleon (Ridley Scott, 2023)
  • El Conde (Pablo Larraín, 2023)
  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (Eleanor Coppola, Fax Bahr & George Hickenlooper, 1991)

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