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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire May 27–31

Ma Octavia Spencer Diana Silvers McKaley Miller

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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Booksmart
Olivia Wilde directs — from a script by Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, and Katie Silberman — this dramedy about two best friends (Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever) partying on the last night of high school.
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Ma [pictured]
Diana Silvers stars in this horror thriller about a high-school student who is targeted by a lonely older woman (Octavia Spencer) because of the sins of her mother (Juliette Lewis). Also costarring McKaley Miller, Allison Janney, and Missi Pyle.
my review | find cinemas


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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
Rory’s Way
Mihal Brezis codirects and Sarah Bellwood and Michal Lali Kagan cowrite this drama about a man estranged from his son forging a connection with his grandson.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Sunset (Napszállta)
Clara Royer cowrites this Hungarian historical drama about a young woman (Juli Jakab) growing up in Budapest before World War I. (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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