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The Miu Miu Women’s Tales return for the seventh time to the Venice Days during the Venice Film Festival with a dedicated program that, next to the screening of films, offers meaningful conversations with some of today’s most interesting directors and actresses. The essence of Women’s Tales’ acclaimed Eli full movie project is to invite the most intense and original contemporary directors to explore vanity and femininity in the 21st century. This essence – always curious, critical and exuberant – is at the base of the topics treated and the personalities hosted in Venice during three special days.


“The women that MIU MIU invites from year to year to compose this extraordinary album of short stories – says Giorgio Gosetti, director of the Giornate – have the great merit of the determination that accompanies the talent.They are actresses who get involved passing behind the machine from taken as happens for Dakota Fanning, they are women who challenge their culture of origin to discuss it and try to change it as does Haifaa Al-Mansour.These are transversal artists, able to mix the craft of cinema with fashion and art , let their fears and passions be told without fear of judgments.In the framework of this year so important to claim the role of women, the Giornate are happy to welcome these women who, with the precious support of MIU MIU, come out of the rose to she used to associate them to finally use the full range of colors of life. “

On Sunday 2 September 2018, the last episode of Women’s Tales, directed by the Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour, will be shown for the first time. The Wedding Singer’s Daughter is set in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in the ’80s, and tells the story of the enchanting naivety of a young girl in a society often characterized by cruel judgments between women. The fifteenth contribution to the short series Miu Miu, directed by Dakota Fanning, will also be screened. Hello Apartment is a delicate portrait of the emotional evolution of a young woman, told from the perspective of the place where she lives and loves.

The screenings will be followed by a series of Eli conversations that this year will be held in the Veneto Region’s Space at the Hotel Excelsior del Lido; moderated by Penny Martin (director of “The Gentlewoman”), the meetings will dig into the direct experiences of several women working in the cinema and on television.

The morning of Monday 3 September is centered on the pairing of Haifaa Al-Mansour and Dakota Fanning. Haifaa Al-Mansour is considered the first female director in Saudi Arabia. Among his films, La bicicletta verde, highly praised by critics; the upcoming Nappily Ever After and Mary Shelley – A timeless love, played by Elle Fanning, which will be released this year. Dakota Fanning was recently seen in the TNT series The Alienist while in her upcoming film as an actress, Please Stand By, she plays an autistic woman determined to present her screenplay at a Star Trek race.

Kristine Froseth appears in two Netflix films to be released in the fall: Sierra Burgess is a loser (September 7) and Gareth Evans’ apostle, alongside Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen and Lucy Boyton (October 12). He is also among the cast of the MGM series entitled The Truth on the Harry Quebert Case, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, along with Patrick Dempsey and Ben Schnetzer. Kristine recently won the female lead role in Kevin McMullin’s Low Tide, produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Rian Cahill of Automatik for A24.

Stacy Martin came into the limelight playing the young Joe in Nymphomaniac by Lars von Trier and was part of the cast of the adaptation for the cinema of the novel High-Rise – The Uprising by J.G. Ballard, directed by Ben Wheatley. Soon we will see her in Vox Lux, next to Nathalie Portman and Jude Law, which will be screened for the first time at the Venice Film Festival 2018, and in the French drama Joueurs, presented at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs during the Cannes Festival 2018 .

Sadie Sink is now known to everyone as “new girl Max” from Stranger Things’ recent Netflix season. She was also one of the performers of the film adaptation of The Glass Castle and the TV series The Americans and Blue Bloods. His next film role will be in the film Eli, directed by Ciaran Foy, whose release is scheduled for early 2019.

Updated: September 5, 2018 — 6:49 pm