movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Fri Mar 23



female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
A Wrinkle in Time [IMDb]
Ava DuVernay directs and Jennifer Lee cowrites the tale of a girl (Storm Reid) who travels into space to find her missing father, with the help of three mysterious aliens (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling).

male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Pacific Rim: Uprising [my review]
Emily Carmichael and Kira Snyder cowrite this science fiction action movie about soldiers in giant robots who fight monsters. Features a gender balanced cast including Cailee Spaeny, Tian Jing, Adria Arjona, Ivanna Sakhno, and Rinko Kikuchi. (male director)

male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Unsane [my review]
Claire Foy stars as a woman caught up in a bureaucratic snafu at a mental hospital. (male writers and director)

male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Proud Mary [IMDb]
Taraji P. Henson stars at a hitwoman for the Boston mob. (male writers and director)


female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist [my review]
Lorna Tucker directs this documentary portrait of fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood.

female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Gholam [IMDb]
Mitra Tabrizian writes and directs this drama about an Iranian man in London.

female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
I Got Life! (Aurore) [IMDb] pictured
Blandine Lenoir directs this dramedy about a woman (Agnès Jaoui) starting over in midlife. Cowritten by Lenoir, Jaoui, Anne-Françoise Brillot, and Océane Michel.

male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits [IMDb]
Documentary about the world’s first all-girl punk band. (male writer-director)

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