movies by or about women opening US/Can from Fri Apr 27

There are no new movies opening in wide release in the US today that are written or directed by women, and none *about* women. In limited release, Juliette Binoche, Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alia Shawkat are looking for love, with varying degrees of success.

new in limited release

Ava | find cinemas

Mahour Jabbari stars as a schoolgirl in Tehran who rebels against her restrictive parents and culture. Written and directed by Sadaf Foroughi.

Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) | my review | find cinemas

Juliette Binoche stars as a woman seeking new love at midlife. Directed by Claire Denis; written by Denis and Christine Angot.

Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story | find cinemas

Ashley Bell directs and cowrites this documentary portrait of elephant conservationist Lek Chailert and her mission to rescue an elderly elephant from captivity.

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz in ‘Disobedience’

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz in ‘Disobedience’

Disobedience | find cinemas

Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in this romantic drama about the forbidden love between two women in an orthodox Jewish community in London. Cowritten by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. (male director)

Duck Butter | find cinemas

Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa star as two women unsatisfied with modern romance who decide to get to know each other by having sex every hour for a full day. Costarring Mae Whitman, Hong Chau, and Kate Berlant. Cowritten by Shawkat. (male director)

In the Last Days of the City | find cinemas

Rasha Salti cowrites this drama about a (male) filmmaker struggling to finish a film. (male director)

Halle Berry in ‘Kings’

Halle Berry in ‘Kings’

Kings | find cinemas

Halle Berry costars as a woman trying to protect her children against the backdrop of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. (male writer-director)

Modern Life Is Rubbish | find cinemas

Freya Mavor costars in this romantic comedy about a couple whose breakup is complicated by their love of music. (male writer and director)

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