Purpose and Values
Milan, 9 September 2021 - “I AND THE STUPID BOY”, directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, is the 22nd episode of Miu Miu Women’s Tales, the acclaimed short-film series which invites today’s most profound and original female directors to investigate vanity and femininity in the 21st century.
“I wanted to create an impossible love story,” says the director. In fact, the story’s genesis originates when Kaouther once overheard a young girl in Paris shout desperately at a boy, “Give me back my phone!”.
What ensues is a universal 21st century story of male-female power, sexuality and shame — with a biting, feminist twist. “I AND THE STUPID BOY contains a multitude of contemporary themes facing young women: technology and intimacy, toxic relationships and self-value, and how, as Kaouther puts it, “secrets become easily revealed in a single click.”