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By NICOLE WINFIELD
Associated Press 

Another Marx (his daughter) gets Venice Film Fest spotlight

 

Last updated 9/7/2020 at 11:43am

Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Actress Romola Garai poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Miss Marx' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Sep 06, 2020 12:46 PM

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 ye...



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