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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Fri May 25

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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Breadwinner
A young girl (voiced by Saara Chaudry) in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to support her mother and sister. Directed by Nora Twomey; written by Anita Doron.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Rape of Recy Taylor
Nancy Buirski writes and directs this documentary about unsung pioneer of the American civil rights movement Recy Taylor, a black woman raped by white men in Alabama in 1944 who dared to demand justice.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
Zama
Lucrecia Martel writes and directs this historical drama about a (male) Spanish officer in 17th-century South America.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Edie [pictured]
Sheila Hancock stars as a woman who has devoted her entire life to others who now sets off on a physical adventure solely for herself. Cowritten by Elizabeth O’Halloran. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
Sanyukta Shaikh Chawla cowrites this historical docudrama about India’s first nuclear tests in the 1990s. (male director, primarily male ensemble)
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