The all-female anthology film is an Iervolino Entertainment collaboration with the non-profit production company for gender equality “We Do It Together”
January 25th, 2021 – Iervolino Entertainment S.p.A., the global film & television production company founded by producer Andrea Iervolino and co-owned with Monika Bacardi, revelead today that Cara Delevingne, Margherita Buy, Marcia Gay Harden, Eva Longoria, Leonor Varela and Jacqueline Fernandez have signed on for the anthology film project “Women Stories” and will make the first five segments of the intertwining feature film. The project is the result of the collaboration with ‘We do it Together’, a non-profit production company that advocates for gender equality.
Producers of the film are Chiara Tilesi, Andrea Iervolino, Lucas Akoskin and Monika Bacardi. The executive producer is Carol Polakoff.
“Women Stories” – a film by women – about women – for everyone – is comprised of six segments, making a feature length film. The segments are directed by female directors from different parts of the world, shot in Italy, India and USA, and range through different genres, from drama to comedy, through docudrama and also one will be animated. The cast, all women, are internationally renowned actresses, including David di Donatello Award Winning Margherita Buy, the Academy Award-winning Marcia Gay Harden, the Golden Globe nominee Eva Longoria, Cara Delevingne, Leonor Varela and Jacqueline Fernandez.
The first four segments are: “Unspoken” – directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi and starring Margherita Buy; “Lagonegro” – directed by Lucia Puenzo and starring Eva Longoria; “Elbows deep” – directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring Cara Delevingne, Marcia Gay Harden and Jasmine Luv; and “Sharing a ride” – directed by Leena Yadav and starring Jacqueline Fernandez and Anjali Lama.
Andrea Iervolino, President and founder of Iervolino Entertainment, said, “It gives me tremendous pride to collaborate with such an astounding ensemble, and to help deliver a message larger than the film itself. It’s important for us that this be done on a global scale, which is why we’re shooting, very carefully and safely, in Italy, India and the US.”
Chiara Tilesi, founder and President of We Do It Together, added, “At ‘We Do It Together,’ our mission is to enhance and change the image of women in films and media, from object to subject. We are dedicated to telling stories of women, both in front of and behind the camera. That’s why ‘Women Stories’ is so important to us – we have brought together female directors, from all over the world, who collaborate and share personal stories from their own point of view. We are telling the stories of these heroines and their aspirations: from health workers to mothers, artists and business women, to name a few. We also want to be inclusive and have as many different perspectives as possible, which is why connecting globally is so important to us. Now more than ever, especially after the latest UN Police Brief: The Impact of Covid-19 On Women, it has emerged that gender inequality is still a very present reality and, unfortunately, far from a solution. Some of the achievements that were made, are at risk of being erased once again. This is why it is so important for us to continue to tell stories about women, by women, but for everyone. Only together can men and women finally change these paradigms.”