“Women’s Stories” Promotes Female Storytellers
PC: Nick Wall – IMdB
Seven directors are taking on the film project that will cover three continents “,Women’s Stories.” The goal? Featuring female-driven stories in the United States, Italy and India.
Seven stories will make up the film, with each director taking charge of a story. Chiara Tesli, one of the films producers, announced four of the directors that will be working on the movie. Maria Sole Tognazzi, Lucia Puenzo, Catherine Hardwicke and Leena Yadav will all take on one section of the movie. However, the last three sections do not have a director yet.
On top of a group of all-women directors, the film will also feature an entirely female main cast. On Jan. 25, Deadline revealed some of the actresses who will be in the film. The list includes Cara Delevingne, Eva Longoria, transgender model Anjali Lama and more stars from the three countries.
PC: Bikramjit Bose
Two production companies are producing the film, Iervolino Entertainment and We Do It Together, a nonprofit organization for gender equality. “Women’s Stories” is We Do It Together’s first feature film. Despite the struggle to film with the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrea Iervolino, President and founder of Iervolino Entertainment, believes the international aspect of the film is what makes it stand out.
“It gives me tremendous pride to collaborate with such an astounding ensemble, and to help deliver a message larger than the film itself,” Iervolino said in an interview with Deadline. “It’s important for us that this be done on a global scale, which is why we’re shooting, very carefully and safely, in Italy, India and the U.S.”
We Do It Together initially announced the film under the title “Together Now” at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Robin Wright, Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche were slated to direct parts of the film. However, all three backed out in the past five years.