From the minds of several distinctive international female filmmakers, Miu Miu presents The Miu Miu Womens’ Tales, a series of fascinating short films that explore the realms of femininity. No stranger to the ultra-feminine, Miuccia Prada’s brainchild Miu Miu has embodied the feminine spirit. The first of these films to be announced comes from Zoe Cassavetes, a heralded American filmmaker and daughter of the legendary John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands.
Following the favorable reception of her 2007 film Broken English, Cassavetes now presents The Powder Room, an enchanting and dramatic short film set in London’s Claridges Hotel. The film explores an ultra-feminine environment where the exchanges between women occur in a world of absolute and opulent beauty that mirrors the luxury that has come to be synonymous with Miu Miu.
“I love the idea of a powder room, the ritual which takes place within them is very important for women,” explains Cassavetes. “There’s something special about preparing yourself, a moment before the action takes place. I love the sense of intimacy. It’s a place away from men, where you can check out other women, and reglamorize yourself ready to face the world again.”
Through the eyes of Cassavetes, the film captures the bare essence of femininity through her characters’ dreamy, glamorous, and most private moments. In this visionary narrative, Audrey Marnay stars as a mesmerizing femme fatale alongside a cast that includes models Caroline de Maigret, Line Gost, and Sophie Vlaming to reveal the powder room’s powerful and unspoken codes.
Cassavetes’ The Powder Room premiered online on miumiu.com on Jan. 26. with behind-the-scenes content also available. Future directors for The Miu Miu Womens’ Tales will be revealed successively with each film promising to exhibit the individuality of each woman’s particular cinematic point of view.