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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Wed Jul 04

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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The First Purge
Lex Scott Davis costars in this sci-fi horror about an experiment in making murder legal. Costarring Marisa Tomei. (male writer and director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Mary Shelley [pictured]
Haifaa Al-Mansour cowrites (with Emma Jensen) and directs this biopic of the mother of science fiction, Frankenstein author Mary Shelley (Elle Fanning).
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
In Darkness
Natalie Dormer cowrites and stars in this thriller about a blind woman who aurally witnesses the murder of her neighbor. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
The More You Ignore Me
Jo Brand writes this dramedy about a family coping with mental illness. Costarring Brand, Sheridan Smith, Sheila Hancock, Ella Hunt, and Sally Phillips. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Whitney
This documentary biography explores the life, work, and death of 1980s and 90s pop-music queen Whitney Houston. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Postcards from the 48%
This documentary about Brexit — the UK’s exit from the European Union — from the Remain perspective features women including actor Miriam Margolyes, journalists Rachel Johnson and Lesley Riddoch, politician Patience Wheatcroft, activist Bonnie Greer, and others. (male writes and director)
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