Venice, September 3rd, 2023 – “STANE”, a film by Croatian and American screenwriter and filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, is the 26th commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales. The acclaimed short-film series invites today’s most profound and original female directors to investigate vanity and femininity in the 21st century.
“STANE” themes are specific to Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović own culture but also universal: the sacrifices women must make to uphold the fabric of society; the familial frictions felt between generations of immigrants; cultural norms and private disquiet; the asymmetry of honour and dishonour between genders.
On the occasion of Venice Film Festival’s “Giornate degli Autori”, Miu Miu revealed the new Miu Miu Women’s Tales Committee, a group of distinguished film-world thought leaders who will steward the influential short-film series into its next defining era. Consisting of award-winning filmmaker and director of Women’s Tales #5, Ava DuVernay; renowned actress, writer and director Maggie Gyllenhaal; and two-times Academy Award winning costume-, production- and set-designer Catherine Martin, alongside cofounding Committee members Miuccia Prada and Verde Visconti, the Committee will shape the intellectual, cultural and industry direction of Women’s Tales. Now in its second decade of visionary activity, Miu Miu Women’s Tales remains one of the only consistent commissioning platforms exclusively for female filmmakers.