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Romola Garai – Miss Marx #Venezia77

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A contemporary woman and her contradictions .

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Romola Garai, actress of the film Miss Marx.

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Romola Garai is Susanna Nicchiarelli’s new muse in Miss Marx, screening in competition at the 77th Venice Film Festival. The actress describes Eleanor Marx, her character and how it is the second time she gets to play a woman fighting for equality and people/women’s rights after Suffragette by Sarah Gavron. Romola Garai leads us into the world of Eleanor Marx, a woman so ahead of her time but overpowered by the contradictions between her private life and per public one. How can someone be so independent and brave in the public fights and at the same time a “slave” of passion and love in private? Miss Marx takes her revenge.

Miss Marx: Bright, intelligent, passionate and free, Eleanor is Karl Marx’s youngest daughter. Among the first women to link the themes of feminism and socialism, she takes part in the workers’ battles and fights for women’s rights and the abolition of child labor. In 1883 she meets Edward Aveling and her life is crushed by a passionate but tragic love story.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Romola Garai
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Miss Marx
  • Festival section
    Venezia 77
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