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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Wed Aug 15



male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Christopher Robin
Allison Schroeder cowrites this comedy about a man who has an adventure with his childhood toys. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Distant Constellation
Shevaun Mizrahi directs this documentary about the inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Reema Kagti directs and cowrites this historical drama about the (male) athlete who won India’s first post-independence Olympic medal, in 1948.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Guardians [pictured]
Marie-Julie Maille and Frédérique Moreau cowrite this drama about women working a family farm during the Great War. Starring Nathalie Baye, Laura Smet, and Iris Bry. (male director)
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