The latest in the legendary Miu Miu Women’s Tales series premieres today in New York.
For several years now, Miuccia Prada has been supporting women filmakers with her Miu Miu Women’s Tales series. Aiming to showcase directors who critically celebrate and interrogate contemporary femininity, the last four editions have been premiered at the prestigious Giornate degli Autori section of the Venice Film Festival and just a few of the renowned auteurs who’ve contributed to the series are Hiam Abbass, Miranda July and Ava DuVernay.
For the latest edition of the Tales, Japanese documentary maker and feature film director Naomi Kawase (whose previous work includes The Mourning Forest and Still the Water) presents SEED, the charming story of a girl who travels from the the serene nature of Nara into the congested crowds of Tokyo, encountering a series of magical transformations along the way. Sakura Ando – who portrays the protagonist in SEED – said of her character, “she’s more like a fairy. A mysterious creature,” and that the story shifts our perceptions of Asian femininity as “primitive, primal and erotic at the same time.” The movie will premiere today in New York and the entire Women’s Tales archive is available to view online alongside behind the scenes footage and exclusive interviews: long live Miu Miu!