The lack of female representation at the Venice Film Festival

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Film projector. Credit: Pixabay. 

The Venice Film Festival kicked off today. About a quarter of the 1000 films submitted to the festival were made by women, only two made it into the competition.

The 10-day international competition is also being scrutinized for missing the message on #timesup. Roman Polanski’s film "An Officer and a Spy" is in the competition. Polanski was convicted of rape charges in 1977.

Credits

Guest:
Tim Grierson - Senior U.S. Critic for Screen International - @TimGrierson

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Caleigh Wells