Italian industry rallies around Venice Film Festival after gender rows

Italian industry rallies around Venice Film Festival after gender rows
“This is not the festival’s problem.”

The Venice Film Festival (which concludes on September 8) and its director Alberto Barbera have faced fierce criticism in the international press since announcing a Competition line-up featuring just one film directed by a woman.

More negative headlines occured during the festival itself, with an obscure filmmaker revealing a pro-Harvey Weinstein t-shirt on the red carpet, and an insult shouted towards Jennifer Kent during a press screening of The Nightingale.

However, in the Italian industry there is sympathy for the festival, with senior industry figures telling Screen those in charge of financing films in Italy,
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