movies by or about women opening UK/Ire May 17

My Days of Mercy Ellen Page Kate Mara


female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
My Days of Mercy [pictured]
Tali Shalom-Ezer directs this romantic drama about an anti-death-penalty activist (Ellen Page) who falls into a relationship with a woman (Kate Mara) who is pro–capital punishment. Also starring Amy Seimetz. (male writer)
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female director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Roxann Dawson directs this faith-based drama, about a mom (Chrissy Metz) who believes prayer brings her teenaged son back to life after a drowning. (male writer)
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female codirector, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Pick of the Litter
Dana Nachman writes and codirects this documentary about guide dogs and the people who train them.
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)
Cristina Gallego codirects and cowrites, with Maria Camila Arias, this drama about a man involved in the drug trade in Colombia.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Ferrante Fever
Laura Buffoni cowrites this documentary about novelist Elena Ferrante. (male 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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