Sep 06, 2020 12:46 PM
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
VENICE (AP) — There’s been a lot of talk about gender parity, feminism and equality at the Venice Film Festival this year, with nearly half the in-competition films directed by women. One of them, “Miss Marx,” certainly backs that trend.
The historical drama profiles Karl Marx’s youngest daughter, Eleanor, an innovative British-born social activist and women’s rights campaigner who wrote the first English translation of Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary.”
But Italian director Susanna Nicchiarelli also sought to highlight the less-than-empowered side of Miss Marx, who for years tolerated her louse of a partner as he cheated on her, squandered her money and otherwise humiliated her.