VENICE — There has been a great deal of discussion sex parity, feminism, and equality in the Venice Film Festival this year, with almost half of the in-competition movies directed by women. One of these, “Miss Marx,” certainly backs this trend.
But Italian manager Susanna Nicchiarelli also sought to emphasize the less-than-empowered facet of Miss Marx, who for decades tolerated her louse of a spouse because he cheated on her, then wasted her money and humiliated her.
“The attention was on the dichotomy between the people activism and her people’s beliefs and the inconsistency with her connection,” stated Romola Garai, who performs Eleanor from the movie. “We’re left to wonder why and how human beings could be so eloquent about the 1 hand, and that could not enter your mind on the opposite hand”
Nicchiarelli stated she had been attracted to the inner battle, which she explained was equally touching and profoundly individual.
“That says much about how we are,” she explained.
To hammer home the current-day significance of the dichotomy, the movie’s score comprises punk rock music and Nicchiarelli spliced in archival footage of 20th-century labor protests to”whip the crowd into this insistence” that the problems Marx fought still have not been solved, Garai explained.
“The wheel of history has turned into through the 20th century, however, the same conversation about the energetic around capitalism and that gains from it’s the very same,” explained Garai, who said she learned about Eleanor Marx’s participation to labor and feminist causes functioning around the 2015 British historical drama”Suffragette.”
The Venice festival has been criticized for its absence of female directors in its in-competition movies, with just four movies made by women in the 62 movies that competed for the Golden Lion between 2017 and 2019, and just four girls winning the Golden Lion from the festival’s history.
This year, 44 percent of those in-competition movies were directed by women.
“I dream of the day when it will no more be fascinating to discuss how many girls there are at a festival, and we’ll no longer count how many they are,” Nicchiarelli explained. She gave a huge contribution to the background, too, for her ideas.”