Italian fashion Miu Miu brand premiered a short film, The Wedding Singer’s Daughter on the weekend at the Sala Perla, Venice Film Festival for their Women Tale Series. Directed by Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour, Miu Miu’s short-film series invites today’s most influential and innovative female directors to explore vanity and femininity in the 21st century. The film, set in the 80s, follows the lead character played by Saudi pop singer Rotana Tarabzouni and her daughter’s attempt to save the wedding day when she faces some technical difficulties as the electricity cuts out suddenly.
“It’s very important for women to tell their stories. And sometimes it’s hard.” In this new story, the singer’s young daughter is the unlikely heroine. She ignores the other girls’ scornful judgment, and instead uses her nimble mind, just like an independent film-director. “For me, the little girl represents the future,” reveals Al-Mansour, “and the future belongs to outsiders.”