movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Fri Oct 12

Leanne Welham directs social-justice drama ‘Pili’; Clare Sera cowrites animated comedy ‘Smallfoot’; and not much more…

new in wide release

Smallfoot | find cinemas

Clare Sera cowrites this animated family comedy about a (male) Yeti who discovers that humans are real. (male director)

Bad Times at the El Royale | my review | find cinemas

Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, and Cailee Spaeny costar in this ensemble crime black comedy. (male writer-director)

new in limited release

Pili | my review | find cinemas

Leanne Welham cowrites, with Sophie Harman, and directs this drama, about a woman (Bello Rashid) in rural Tanzania struggling to make a better life for herself and her children.

Kajol in ‘Helicopter Eela’

Kajol in ‘Helicopter Eela’

Helicopter Eela | find cinemas

Kajol stars in this Hindi family drama about a woman who follows her son to college. (male writers and director)

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