‘Women’s Tales’ kick off the ninth edition of Venice Days
The ninth edition of Venice Days kicks off at the end of this week with ‘Women’s Tales’ - four short films by four young female directors from around the world, a three-day showcase on the Lido (from 30 August to 1 September) to support women filmmakers, under the aegis of Venice Days’ creative partner Miu Miu. The four directors in the lineup are: Zoe Cassavetes, Lucrecia Martel, Giada Colagrande and Massy Tadjedin, who will present the world premiere of her short It’s Getting Late.
The female auteurs will meet the press and their fans on 31 August at 3:30 p.m. at the Sala Tropicana in the Hotel Excelsior. And at the Q&A sessions exploring women’s creativity in film at the same venue, will take the stage in the Sala Tropicana on 31 August at 11:30 and again on 1 September, also at 11:30. It’s a chance to dialogue face-to-face, with among others, filmmakers Liliana Cavani, Mira Nair, and Oscar winner Susanne Bier. Leading ladies on the media and cultural scene, Natalia Aspesi and Luciana Castellina, will be moderating the two events.
The “Women’s Tales” sidebar wraps up on 1 September at 3:30 p.m. with an unusual “group photo” bringing together major women profiles in Italian cinema. Among those who have accepted our invitation: Maya Sansa, Donatella Finocchiaro, Esmeralda Calabria, Giulia Calenda, Piera Detassis, Laura Delli Colli, Monica Maggioni, Cecilia Mangini Costanza Quatriglio and Vania Traxler.