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rare female film critic | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can Feb 01

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female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Miss Bala [pictured]
Catherine Hardwicke directs this action thriller about a woman (Gina Rodriguez) drawn into the world of crime across the Mexico-US border. (male writer)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Braid
Mitzi Peirone writes and directs this horror thriller about three women (Sarah Hay, Madeline Brewer, and Imogen Waterhouse) playing a perverse game.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Daughter of Mine
Laura Bispuri directs and cowrites, with Francesca Manieri, this drama about a daughter torn between two mothers. Starring Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, and Sara Casu.
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female director, male screenwriter, male protagonist
Painkillers
Roxy Shih directs this thriller about a man with a taste for human blood. (male writer)
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male director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
St. Bernard Syndicate
Lærke Sanderhoff writes this comedy about two men starting a business to sell dogs in China. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
The Wild Pear Tree
Ebru Ceylan cowrites this Turkish drama about a man who returns to his native village. (male director)
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male director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
The Gandhi Murder
Ralitza Ivanova writes this historical drama about a conspiracy to kill spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi. (male directors)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Golem
Hani Furstenberg stars in this historical horror about a woman who conjures a supernatural creature in order to save her village. (male writer and directors)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Unicorn
Lauren Lapkus costars in this comedy about a couple who decide to spice up their relationship by having a threesome. (male writers and director)
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