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rare female film critic | by maryann johanson

movies by or about women opening US/Can Feb 27-Mar 01

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Greta [pictured]
Chloë Grace Moretz stars in this thriller as a woman who strikes up a dangerous friendship with a lonely widow (Isabelle Huppert). (male writers and director)
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Danishka Esterhazy writes and directs this sci-fi drama about a dystopian boarding school for girls. Starring Katie Douglas, Celina Martin, and Sara Canning.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Mapplethorpe
Ondi Timoner cowrites and directs this biopic of the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
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male director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Pretty Broken
Jill Remensnyder writes this dramedy about a young woman (Jillian Clare) embarking upon a search to find her missing mountaineer father. (male director)
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Styx
Ika Künzel cowrites this German drama about a woman sailor (Susanne Wolff) who comes to the aid of shipwrecked refugees. (male director)
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Cliffs of Freedom
Marianne Metropoulos cowrites this historical romance about a Greek village girl (Tania Raymonde) who falls in love with a Turkish Ottoman soldier. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Saint Judy
Michelle Monaghan stars in this based-on-fact drama about immigration attorney Judy Wood. (male writer and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Woman at War
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir stars as an eco activist in this Icelandic dramedy thriller. (male writers and director)
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Furie
Veronica Ngo stars in this Vietnamese action thriller as an ex-gangster who must rescue her kidnapped daughter. (male writer-director)
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I Killed My Husband (He Matado a mi Marido!)
Maria Conchita Alonso stars in this Spanish crime comedy about a woman who accidentally murders her unfaithful husband. (male writer-director)
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The Hole in the Ground
Seána Kerslake stars in this horror movie about a woman protecting her son from a malevolent force. (male writers and director)
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Tuftland (Kyrsyä)
Veera W. Vilo stars in this Finnish horror mystery about a young woman who retreats to a strange village. (male writer-director)
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Stray
Karen Fukuhara stars in this crime fantasy about an orphaned teenager who investigates the death of her mother. (male writers and director)
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Virginia Minnesota
Aurora Perrineau and Rachel Hendrix star in this dramedy about two young women reliving a childhood trauma. (male writer-director)
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Climax
Sofia Boutella, Souheila Yacoub, Claude-Emmanuelle Gajan-Maull, and Giselle Palmer costar in this ensemble horror musical about a dance troupe surreptitiously slipped LSD during a rehearsal. (male writer-director)
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