movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Mar 08

Captain Marvel Brie Larson


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
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
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
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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