Black Panther [my review]
Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, and Florence Kasumba costar in this comic-book action fantasy as powerful support for a male hero. (male writers and director)
The Boy Downstairs [my review]
Zosia Mamet stars as a New Yorker who discovers that her ex lives in the building she just moved into, prompting her to reconsider their breakup. Written and directed by Sophie Brooks.
The Party [my review]
Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, and Cherry Jones costar in an ensemble black comedy about a friendly get-together that goes sour. Written and directed by Sally Potter.
Valeska Grisebach writes and directs this German drama about (male) construction workers.
Double Lover (L’amant double) [IMDb]
Marine Vacth stars as a Parisian woman who falls in love with her therapist in this erotic thriller. (male writer-director)
The Scent of Rain & Lightning [IMDb] pictured
Maika Monroe stars as a woman who investigates her parents’ murder; also costarring Maggie Grace and Bonnie Bedelia. (male writers and director)
A Wish for Giants [IMDb]
Naysa Altmeyer and Alexa Mechling star as two girls on an adventure in search of Bigfoot. (male writers and director)
Maryana Spivak costars as a Moscow mother who, like her soon-to-be ex-husband, is so caught up in her own life that her young son goes neglected. (male writers and director)
Tehran Taboo [IMDb]
Lilli Novi and Zahra Amir Ebrahimi costar as the voices of women in Tehran who must navigate Iran’s extreme patriarchy in this ensemble animated drama. (male writer-director)
The Housemaid [IMDb]
Kate Nhung costars as a young woman hired as a maid in 1950s French Indochina who finds herself working at a haunted house. (male writer-director)
Ellen Burstyn, Joanna Going, Catherine Keener, and Beth Grant costar in this ensemble drama about memory, love, and loss. (male writer-director)
Please let me know if I’ve missed any movies directed by, written by, or about women.
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