Magazine article Variety

Tales of Women Take a Literal Turn at Venice

Magazine article Variety

Tales of Women Take a Literal Turn at Venice

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"It's always been my intention for Venice Days to not just be a platform for movies, but a place where [people can] think about filmmaking," says Venice Days artistic director Giorgio Gosetti.

Accordingly, Women's Tales features a series of frank conversations exploring the female universe in film and the performing arts that goes beyond the realm of the new tales being unveiled.

This year, U.S. choreographer Celia RowlsonHall, who is world-premiering her nuclear-armageddon-themed "(The [End) of History Illusion]," and Chloe Sevigny, who is screening "Carmen," a portrait of comedian Carmen Lynch, will kick things off by talking to Penny Martin, editor-in-chief of The Gentlewoman magazine, about the challenges for women pursuing a career in the film business. They will be followed in subsequent sessions by actresses Kate Bosworth and Zosia Mamet, rising U.S. stars Laura Harrier ("Spider-Man: Homecoming") and Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men"), and by 15year-old Disney Channel star Rowan Blanchard ("Girl Meets World"), Viceland's "States of Undress" host Hailey Gates and fashion-blogger-turned actress Tavi Gevinson. …

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