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Venice Film Fest 2011: The Women in Competition

Venice Film Fest 2011: The Women in Competition

The Venice Film Festival rolled out its lineup this morning. There are 22 films in competition. Five are directed (or co-directed) by women. That’s 23%

Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold (U.K.)
Texas Killing Fields, Ami Canaan Mann (U.S.)
Chicken With Plums, Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud (France, Belgium, Germany)
A Simple Life, Ann Hui (China, HK)
Quando la Notte, Cristina Comencini

Out of competition – there are 22 films. Five are directed (or co-directed) by women. That’s 23%

La Folie Almayer, Chantal Akerman (Belgium, France)
The Moth Diaries, Mary Harron (Canada, Ireland)
W.E., Madonna (U.K.)
La Cle des chants, Claude Nuridsany, Marie Perennou (France)
Tahrir 2011, Tamer Ezzat, Ahmad Abdalla, Ayten Amin, Amr Salama (Egypt)

Cronenberg, Pacino, Soderbergh among Venice lineup (Variety)

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