The appointment of the female Argentinian director, Lucrecia Martel , as jury president is a step in the right direction but she cannot solve the issue alone—especially when some of her views on female-only quotas appear to be ignored by the men in charge. In part, the entertainment media are to blame.
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It was widely reported that Venice had signed up to the gender parity pledge , known as by —but only a few reported that this was a modified version, and no report so far has scrutinized how and if the pledges are being met. Also, there has been a huge outcry about the under-representation of women directors. But then it stops and things move on to the usual reporting on the great films in competition—by men. The Golden Lion award has been given 70 times so far —but while 62 male directors have won it some twice , only four women have.
Among the 11 Italians who have won the Golden Lion, not one was female. Controversy ensued, so the festival reluctantly followed in the footsteps of Cannes and signed up to the gender parity pledge—but not before amending it. The original pledge called for full statistics-based transparency on the submissions, for dissection of the gender bias in programming, and for instituting strategies that would lead to the dismantling of male-dominated power structures.
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Looking at the state of things a year later, it does not appear that even the amended pledges have really been kept. Unchanged from last year, the festival is still governed exclusively by men. Assisted by three male board members, the president and general director have been in position since and the artistic director, Alberto Barbera, since The festival seems to believe it has done a lot to improve gender balance. As to the pledge for transparency on selection committees, nothing is available on the festival website on this matter.
Unlike other festivals that regularly publish information on their selectors or have profiles available online Rotterdam, Berlinale, Locarno , Venice only lists regulations and gives generic email contacts.
No names. But there is no information on who is on it—just sponsors.
- Structuring the Lexicon: A Clustered Model for Near-Synonymy.
- Refractions of Violence!
- Josie Rourke, Mary, Queen of Scots.
- Information in Individual Quantum Systems [PhD diss.].
If the festival is serious about the seminar, it could have commissioned participants and reports in advance and publicized accordingly. The worst is, of course, the absence of female-made films. Two out of 21 titles in competition are by women.
Compare that to seven out of 16 films in competition at Berlinale in Did they think Kidman arrived at that performance on her own? The Golden Globes are not the Oscars. However, the Golden Globes traditionally serve as sort of a licked-finger-in-the-wind for the Oscars race.
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So without further ado, for absolutely no reason, here are 29 outstanding movies from that women directed, including not one but two films about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. By Joe Berkowitz 2 minute Read. Not according to the Golden Globes.
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