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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Apr 27

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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur)
Juliette Binoche stars as a woman seeking new love at midlife. Directed by Claire Denis; written by Denis and Christine Angot.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Ava [pictured]
Mahour Jabbari stars as a schoolgirl in Tehran who rebels against her restrictive parents and culture. Written and directed by Sadaf Foroughi.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story
Ashley Bell directs and cowrites this documentary portrait of elephant conservationist Lek Chailert and her mission to rescue an elderly elephant from captivity.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Disobedience
Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in this romantic drama about the forbidden love between two women in an orthodox Jewish community in London. Cowritten by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Duck Butter
Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa star as two women unsatisfied with modern romance who decide to get to know each other by having sex every hour for a full day. Costarring Mae Whitman, Hong Chau, and Kate Berlant. Cowritten by Shawkat. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
In the Last Days of the City
Rasha Salti cowrites this drama about a (male) filmmaker struggling to finish a film. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Kings
Halle Berry costars as a woman trying to protect her children against the backdrop of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Modern Life Is Rubbish
Freya Mavor costars in this romantic comedy about a couple whose breakup is complicated by their love of music. (male writer and director)
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