movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Fri Aug 10



female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Darkest Minds [pictured]
Jennifer Yuh Nelson directs this sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) trying to find her way in a future in which superpowered children are feared by adults. Costarring Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie. (male writer)
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male director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Dog Days
Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama write this ensemble dramedy about Los Angelenos and their dogs. Costarring Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria, Tig Notaro, Elizabeth Phoenix Caro, and Jessica St. Clair. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Las Sandinistas!
Jenny Murray directs this documentary about the Nicaraguan women who led rebel troops into battle during their nation’s revolution.
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Heiresses
Ana Brun and Margarita Irun star in this Paraguayan drama about a couple who fall on hard financial times. Costarring Ana Ivanova. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Under the Tree
Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Selma Björnsdóttir, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir, and Dóra Jóhannsdóttir costar in this Icelandic dramedy about a dispute between neighbors that spirals out of control. (male writers and director)
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