movies by or about women opening UK/Ire from Fri May 18

Saoirse Ronan has trouble on her honeymoon; Laetitia Dosch has trouble with everything; plus, documentaries about women navigating personal and political strife.

new in limited release

On Chesil Beach | my review | find cinemas

Saoirse Ronan costars in this historical romantic drama about a young couple who have a difficult wedding night. Also costarring Emily Watson and Anne-Marie Duff. (male writer and director)

A Love That Never Dies | find cinemas

Jane Harris cowrites and codirects this documentary about the grieving process.

Laetitia Dosch in ‘Jeune Femme’

Laetitia Dosch in ‘Jeune Femme’

Jeune Femme | my review | find cinemas

Laetitia Dosch stars as a Parisian woman trying to set her life on a new course in this dramedy, directed by Léonor Serraille and cowritten by Serraille and Clémence Carré. Costarring Léonie Simaga.

Allure | find cinemas

Evan Rachel Wood and Julia Sarah Stone star in this romantic thriller. (male writer-directors)

Tep Vanny (center) in ‘A Cambodian Spring’

Tep Vanny (center) in ‘A Cambodian Spring’

A Cambodian Spring | find cinemas

Documentary about three people -- including Toul Srey Pov and Tep Vanny -- caught up in the chaos shaping modern Cambodia. (male writer-director)

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