A Conversation With Lina Wertmüller On Her Legacy & Being the First Woman Nominated for a Best Director Oscar

Italian director Lina Wertmüller has always been framed as a series of contradictions: feminist or “woman hater”; “tyrant or genius”; “odious” or “lovable.” Those descriptions likely mean little to Wertmuller, whose 20-plus films have, like Wertmüller herself, gleefully embraced contradiction, particularly the…

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