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rare female film critic | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Mar 08

Captain Marvel Brie Larson

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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Captain Marvel [pictured]
Anna Boden codirects and cowrites — with Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Nicole Perlman, and Meg LeFauve — this sci-fi action drama about a woman (Brie Larson) with extraordinary powers and a mysterious past.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
The Kindergarten Teacher
Sara Colangelo writes and directs this drama about a woman (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who becomes obsessed with one of her students she believes is a prodigy.
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female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Miss Bala
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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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Border
Isabella Eklöf cowrites this romantic fantasy thriller about an unusual woman (Eva Melander) whose life is upended by an oddly appealing stranger. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Maiden
Documentary about the first-ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989, skippered by Tracy Edwards. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Rosie
Sarah Greene stars in this drama about a woman trying to protect her family after they become homeless. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)
Penélope Cruz costars in this dramatic mystery about a woman who returns to her hometown, where family secrets are revealed. (male writer-director)
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Find more movies by and about women using the Here Are the Women tag, and on the movies by/about women in cinemas UK and Ireland page.


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