Musings From The Lido: Strong Women, Climate Change, Cold War Parallels – Venice

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Annette Bening's jury will hand out its prizes later tonight as the Venice Film Festival wraps up here on the Lido. This is the first time since 2006 that a woman has chaired the main panel, and while women may have been under-represented behind the camera in the main section, there was no shortage of strong females on display. They've included Hong Chau's scene-stealing turn in Alexander Payne's opening night Downsizing from Paramount; Frances McDormand strutting…