Magazine article Variety

Venice Signs Parity Pledge

Magazine article Variety

Venice Signs Parity Pledge

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THE VENICE FILM Festival followed Cannes and Locarno in signing a pledge on gender parity Friday, but festival organizers insisted that the practices in the protocol are already in place and bristled at suggestions that the Lido had been infected with Italy's "toxic masculinity."

Not included are quotas. "From the start, I wanted there to be clarity about the fact that no festival has signed any pledges regarding quotas [in] selections.. .and nobody has ever asked them to," Baratta said. "Because we agreed on that basic principle, the dialogue with the [women's] movements has been serene and constructive."

The festival has been criticized for selecting only one film by a woman for the official competition for the second year in a row. Baratta rejected suggestions that Venice was an outlier, or that Italian culture was somehow at fault. …

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