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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Wed May 02

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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
I Feel Pretty
An insecure woman (Amy Schumer) suffers a head injury that induces the delusion that she is extremely physically attractive. Cowritten and codirected by Abby Kohn.
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Tully
Charlize Theron stars as a new mother overwhelmed by baby care who bonds with her night nanny (Mackenzie Davis). Written by Diablo Cody. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Strangers: Prey at Night
Christina Hendricks and Bailee Madison costar as members of a family terrorized by psychopaths. (male writers and director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Mary and the Witch’s Flower [pictured]
Riko Sakaguchi cowrites (with Lynda Freedman cowriting the English version) the story of a little girl (Japanese voice: Hana Sugisaki; English voice: Ruby Barnhill) who stumbles upon a magical world hidden in the countryside. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Nothing Like a Dame (aka Tea with the Dames)
Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith appear in this documentary chatting their careers, their fears, and their friendship. (male 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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Please let me know if I’ve missed any movies directed by, written by, or about women.

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