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movies by or about women opening US/Can from Wed Nov 21

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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Pamela Ribon and Josie Trinidad cowrite this animated adventure comedy about videogame characters. Costarring the voice of Sarah Silverman. (male directors)
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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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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Write When You Get Work
Stacy Cochran writes and directs this romantic dramedy about a high-school couple who reconnect as adults. Costarring Rachel Keller.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Becoming Astrid
Pernille Fischer Christensen cowrites and directs this Swedish biopic about Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren (Alba August).
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
8 Remains
Juliane Block directs and Laura Sommer cowrites this German thriller about a woman (Maja-Celiné Probst) reliving her life in order to prevent her murder.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Invisible Hands
Shraysi Tandon directs and cowrites this documentary about child labor and child trafficking.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Favourite [pictured]
Deborah Davis cowrites this historical dramedy about intrigue at Queen Anne’s court. Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Miss Dalí
Miranda Gas, Berta Castañé, and Eulàlia Ballart star as, at various ages, Anna Maria Dalí, sister of the artist Salvador, in this Spanish drama. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Roma
Yalitza Aparicio stars as a maid and nanny in this historical drama about family in Mexico City. Costarring Marina de Tavira, Daniela Demesa, Nancy García García, and Verónica García. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Shoplifters
Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Moemi Katayama, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka, and Miyu Sasaki costar in this Japanese drama about a family of petty criminals. (male writer-director)
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