Miu Miu’s Female-Directed Short Film Series is Now Available in MUBI’s Library
The films "celebrate vanity and femininity in the 21st century with a critical eye."
Since 2011, Miu Miu has been commissioning some of the industry’s boldest filmmakers to create short films as part of its ongoing Women’s Tales series. Tasked to “celebrate vanity and femininity in the 21st century with a critical eye,” the female filmmakers tapped by the Italian brand have used Miu Miu clothing in innovative ways to tell distinct and powerful stories.
The works in this series come from some of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers, such as French New Wave legend Agnés Varda, Oscar-nominated director Ava DuVernay, and Scottish director Lynne Ramsay. American actresses Chloë Sevigny and Dakota Fanning have also contributed films to the series.
The latest to contribute to the series is acclaimed French director Mati Diop, who became the first Black female director to be a contender for the Cannes Film Festival’s highest prize, the Palme d’Or, for her 2019 film Atlantics. Her new short In My Room screened at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month, and marks the twentieth title to join the Women’s Tales series, which is now available to watch in its entirety in streaming service MUBI’s library.
“When Miu Miu proposed to me to make a film for Women’s Tales during confinement, in the midst of a health and social crisis, I thought it was a very delicate exercise but also a challenge that confronted me with essential questions about my practice as a filmmaker,” said Diop in a statement. “What story can I tell now, with minimal means, alone in my studio, that resonates with what the world is going through while being intimate?”
The twenty Women’s Tales short films now available to stream on MUBI are:
In My Room, by Mati Diop
Nightwalk, by Małgorzata Szumowska
Brigitte, directed by Lynne Ramsay
Shako Mako, by Hailey Gates
The Wedding Singer’s Daughter, by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Hello Apartment, by Dakota Fanning
(The [End) of History Illusion], by Celia Rowlson-Hall
Carmen, by Chloë Sevigny
That One Day, by Crystal Moselle
Seed, by Naomi Kawase
Les 3 Boutons, by Agnès Varda
De Djess, by Alice Rohrwacher
Somebody, by Miranda July
Spark and Light, by So Yong Kim
Le Donne della Vucciria, by Hiam Abbass
The Door, by Ava DuVernay
It’s Getting Late, by Massy Tadjedin
The Woman Dress, by Giada Colagrande
Muta, by Lucrecia Martel
The Powder Room, by Zoe Cassavetes