The Venice Film Festival is already unspooling a women-centric lineup this year, with its Women’s Tales initiative kicking off September 3.
Director Agnès Varda, who in September became the first female director to take Cannes’ honorary Palme d’Or, will debut a new short film titled “Les 3 Boutons” in Venice. She won the Golden Lion back in 1985 for “Vagabond.”
Italian helmer Alice Rohrwacher, who was the toast of Cannes 2014 with “The Wonders,” will also debut a short, “De Djess,” which she wrote and directed. The film stars her sister and collaborator Alba Rohrwacher, who won Venice’s Best Actress prize last year for her great performance in “Hungry Hearts.”
The Women’s Tale program, which has in total delivered eight female-directed short films to the Lido in recent years, will include discussions with the filmmakers.