Alberto Barbera, The Director of the Venice Film Festival. Photo: Caterina de Zottis

Women are the future is the revealed title of the XIII edition of Venice Days – the venetian “Quinzaine des Réalisateurs” – an autonomous section during the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, that will take place at Lido di Venezia from the 31st august to the 10th september.

Photo: Alessio Costantino
Photo: Alessio Costantino

Venice Days, since its establishment in 2004, is characterized by a selection of high quality independent film representing many nationalities (twenty this year), with both first and second works, and a strong focus on female directors, including debates and screenings about female creativity during the Women’s Tales programming, a short film’s subsection in partnership with Miu Miu (won last year by Nouvelle Vague heroine Agnes Varda), that continue to take place with the scheduled participation of Naomi Kawase and Crystall Moselle.

This year’s selection deepen the already fruitful research on female creativity in the contemporary film scene as a sign of renewal of the medium in general, with a strong eye to the future, according to the title.

Bruce la Bruce. Photo: Giacomo Cosua

The choice of Bruce LaBruce – outlandish Canadian photographer, art porn director and queer thinker who attended already the competition in 2013 with Gerontophilia – as the head of the jury, confirms the section’s openness towards queer thematics, that touched consequently also the Venice International Film Festival, as we can notice from the prize given during the last edition to Desde allà by Lorenzo Vigas.

Lorenzo Vigas. Photo: Giacomo Cosua
Lorenzo Vigas. Photo: Giacomo Cosua
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