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Miu Miu Women's Tales returns with the 22nd edition

"I AND THE STUPID BOY" directed by Kaouther Ben Hania will be presented in Venice on September 4th

Miu Miu Women's Tales returns with the 22nd edition I AND THE STUPID BOY directed by Kaouther Ben Hania will be presented in Venice on September 4th

Now in its 22nd edition, Miu Miu Women's Tales is back: with this series of short films, Miu Miu invites the most original and interesting female directors to explore the femininity of the 21st century.

Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania - a Tunisian filmmaker - the short film deals with a number of very current issues that young women are facing everywhere today: technology and intimacy, toxic relationships and self-esteem, and the fact that, as Kaouther says, "it only takes a click to reveal a secret."

A story that might sound common across the globe in the 21st century, about the power play between men and women, sexuality and shame, told in a sharp, feminist way. 

"I wanted to create an impossible love story. The protagonist of my film (Nora) is a very empathetic girl, while the boy (Kevin) only sees everything from his point of view." - says the director. 

The way Nora is dressed in her Miu Miu clothes is crucial to the evolution of the character's story.

"Nora has sex appeal; she wants to be cool. When she is stopped by Kevin, her clothing doesn't help her. I really like that contradiction. Clothes are a very powerful tool in filmmaking, as much as sets and lighting." - adds Kaouther Ben Hania.

Kaouther Ben Hania's I AND THE STUPID BOY will make its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on September 4th, accompanied by a screening of Isabel Sandoval's Shangri-La.