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Bening sees sexism eroding

Though there aren't as many women represented at this year's Venice Film Festival as she would like, jury president Annette Bening believes "things are changing."

"As women, we have to be sharp, shrewd and creative in what we choose to make. Sexism does exist and there is no question about it. But things are changing," the actress said at the opening press conference, according to Variety.

"The more we can make films that speak to everybody, the more we will be regarded as filmmakers," she added. The four-time Oscar nominee was addressing the lack of female directors Wednesday during the 74th annual Venice Film Festival's opening press conference. Only one of the 21 films in competition is directed by a woman this year. …

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