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movies by or about women opening US/Can Dec 06

Little Joe Emily Beecham

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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Playmobil: The Movie
Anya Taylor-Joy costars (in a voice performance) in this animated comedy adventure about a young woman who must rescue her little brother from a fantasy realm. (male writers and director)
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Céline Sciamma writes and directs this French historical romantic drama about an artist (Noémie Merlant) hired to paint a portrait of a young woman (Adèle Haenel) in preparation for her wedding.
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female director, female screenwriter, female protagonist
Little Joe [pictured]
Jessica Hausner directs and writes, with Géraldine Bajard, this sci-fi drama about a plant breeder (Emily Beecham) developing a mood-altering flower.
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female director, female screenwriter, female coprotagonist
Knives and Skin
Jennifer Reeder writes and directs this mystery drama about how the disappearance of a high-schooler impacts a town. Costarring Kate Arrington, Marika Engelhardt, Audrey Francis, Grace Smith, and Raven Whitley.
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female director, female screenwriter, male protagonist
The Whistleblower
Xiaolu Xue writes and directs this Chinese action thriller about a (male) mining executive who uncovers corporate malfeasance at his company.
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female director, female coscreenwriter, male protagonist
A Million Little Pieces
Sam Taylor-Johnson directs and cowrites this drama about drug-addicted (male) writer.
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male director, female coscreenwriter, female protagonist
The Islands
Amanda Lauer cowrites this historical faith-based adventure drama about Chiefess Kapi’olani (Teuira Shanti Napa), who helped introduce Christianity to the Hawai’ian islands. (male director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Broken Dreams
Ariana and Renia Spiegel are featured in this documentary, about their struggle to survive in Nazi occupied Poland as Jewish teenagers. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
Hold On
Micayla De Ette stars in this drama about a singer in Los Angeles trying to launch her career and save her brother from addiction. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female protagonist
The Wolf Hour
Naomi Watts stars in this historical mystery drama about a woman in the Bronx during the notorious summer of 1977. (male writer-director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
The Aeronauts
Felicity Jones costars in this historical adventure drama about scientists studying meteorology and the atmosphere. (male writers and director)
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male director, male screenwriter, female coprotagonist
In Fabric
Marianne Jean-Baptiste costars in this arthouse fantasy horror about a dress that kills people. Also costarring Fatma Mohamed, Hayley Squires, and Gwendoline Christie. (male writer-director)
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