Nate Parker at the 2016 premiere of his film The Birth of a Nation. Parker will premiere his new film American Skin at the Venice Film Festival, his first film since a past rape allegation derailed the release of The Birth of a Nation. Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Venice film festival: feminist attacks on rape case directors’ inclusion risk taking shine off star-studded event

  • That Roman Polanski and Nate Parker are among 19 men vying for the festival’s top prize but only two women directors are in the running has angered feminists
  • Its director defended the selection of films showing in Venice, where Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Robert De Niro, and Meryl Streep will walk the red carpet
Topic |   European films

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Nate Parker at the 2016 premiere of his film The Birth of a Nation. Parker will premiere his new film American Skin at the Venice Film Festival, his first film since a past rape allegation derailed the release of The Birth of a Nation. Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
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