movies by or about women opening US/Can from Thu Dec 13


male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Mortal Engines
Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens cowrite this fantasy action adventure about a man lost in a postapocalyptic wasteland. (male director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
That Way Madness Lies…
Sandra Luckow directs and cowrites, with Anne Alvergue, this documentary about how the American health-care system failed a mentally ill man and his family.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Nadine Labaki directs and cowrites, with Michelle Keserwany, this Lebanese social-realist drama about a young boy who sues his parents for bringing him into a harsh world.
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female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Bird Box
Susanne Bier directs this science fiction drama about a woman (Sandra Bullock) trying to get two children to safety in a world overrun by monsters. (male writer)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Second Time Around
Sherry Soules cowrites this drama about a late-life romance. Costarring Linda Thorson. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
The House That Jack Built
Jenle Hallund cowrites this horror black comedy about a (male) serial killer. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
If Beale Street Could Talk [pictured]
KiKi Layne stars in this romantic drama about a woman trying to hold her hold relationship together in the face of racist opposition. (male writer-director)
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