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movies by or about women opening US/Can Nov 22

Frozen II

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female director, male screenwriter, male protagonist
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Marielle Heller directs this drama about a (male) journalist who befriends a beloved (male) children’s TV host. (male writers)
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female codirector, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
Frozen II [pictured]
Jennifer Lee codirects and cowrites this animated fantasy about two royal sisters (the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel) striving to save their kingdom. Also cowritten by Kristen Anderson-Lopez.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Hala
Minhal Baig writes and directs this coming-of-age drama about a Muslim teenager (Geraldine Viswanathan) who clashes with her conservative parents. Costarring Purbi Joshi.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Shooting the Mafia
Kim Longinotto directs this documentary about journalist Letizia Battaglia’s career photographing the Italian mob.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Varda by Agnès
Legendary director Agnès Varda explores her life and work and discusses her creative process in this documentary, her final film.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female coprotagonist
Angelfish
Luna Del Rosario and Ella Mische cowrite this romantic drama about a couple who’s relationship reshapes their lives. Costarring Princess Nokia. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Courier
Olga Kurylenko stars in this action thriller a motorcycle courier who discovers that one of the packages she’s delivering is a bomb. (male writers and director)
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