AT VENICE FESTIVAL ANNETTE BENING URGES WOMEN TO REACH A WIDER AUDIENCE

Aug 30, 2017

By Michael Kramer

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The Venice Film Festival jury president Annette Bening says – female movie directors should fight film-industry sexism – by creating work that appeals to as wide an audience as possible.

Bening is heading the panel this year that will choose a winner of the coveted Golden Lion – from among 21 films competing for the festival’s top prize.

And only one contender is by a woman – Angels Wear White by Vivian Qu.

Bening says “it’s a long road to equality but things are changing for the better.”

And she told reporters at the festival that “women have to be very sharp and shrewd and creative ourselves about what we choose to make.”

The zoomer actor and filmmaker urged women to “make films that speak to everyone.”

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