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Women Centered


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107 Mothers (Cenzorka)

Peter Kerékes  |   Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine
Russian, Ukrainian  
Drama, Social Commentary, Women Centered
In a Ukrainian prison, Leysa (actress Maryna Klimova) has given birth to her first baby. But her situation isn’t unique in this women’s correctional facility, where many of the inmates [...]
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Amira

Mohamed Diab  |   Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia
Arabic, Hebrew  
Drama, Political, Women Centered
Amira, a vivacious 17-year-old Palestinian girl, was conceived with the smuggled sperm of her incarcerated father Nawar, who she’s only ever known behind the glass wall of a prison visitation [...]
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Amparo

Simón Mesa Soto  |   Colombia, Sweden, Qatar
Spanish  
Drama, Thriller, Women Centered
Colombia, 1998. Single mother Amparo returns home after a night shift to discover her 18-year-old son Elias has gone missing. She soon learns he has been forcibly conscripted into the [...]
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Any Given Day

Margaret Byrne  |   United States
Bulgarian, English  
Documentary, Social Commentary, Women Centered
In this raw, moving, and remarkable examination of struggle and resilience, director Margaret Byrne (Raising Bertie) follows Chicagoans Angela, Daniel, and Dimitar as the trio participates in a probation program [...]
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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc)

Radu Jude  |   Romania, Luxembourg, Croatia, Czech Republic
Romanian  
Comedy, Drama, Women Centered
In this bold, transgressive social satire, a graphic sex tape of Bucharest schoolteacher Emi (Katia Pascariu) goes viral, leaving her to reckon with a mob of angry parents and defiant [...]
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Bergman Island

Mia Hansen-Løve  |   France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden
English  
Drama, Film on Film, Women Centered
Participating in a writing residency on Sweden’s Fårö island, where legendary film director Ingmar Bergman made his home and filmed many of his enduring masterworks, two American filmmakers (Vicky Krieps [...]
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Cinema Sabaya (סינמה סבאיא)

Orit Fouks Rotem  |   Israel, Belgium
Arabic, Hebrew  
Drama, Film on Film, Religion, Women Centered
In this heartfelt ode to the unifying power of art, nine women register for a video workshop hoping to learn basic filmmaking techniques from young director Rona. As the strangers, [...]
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Exposure

Holly Morris  |   United States
English  
Documentary, Environmental, Political, Women Centered

In the face of precarious ice floes and punishing frostbite, an expedition of 11 women from across Arab and Western countries join together with the audacious goal of reaching the North Pole before it becomes impossible to do so.

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Hellbender

Toby Poser, Zelda Adams, and John Adams  |   United States
English  
Family Affairs, Horror, Women Centered
A spooky forest, a monstrous witch going up in flames, a mother-and-teen music duo cranking out a ferocious rock song—that’s just the beginning of this freaky coming-of-age occult horror film. [...]
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In Front of Your Face (Dangsin-Eolgul-Apeseo)

Hong Sangsoo  |   South Korea
Korean  
Drama, Film on Film, Women Centered
A middle-aged former actress living in the United States returns home to South Korea to reconnect with old friends, visit family, and atone for past transgressions. While on her trip, [...]
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Julia

Julie Cohen & Betsy West  |   United States
English  
Biopic, Documentary, Women Centered
Julia brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, [...]
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The Last Duel

Ridley Scott  |   France, Ireland
English  
Action, Historical, Women Centered
From visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott comes a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France. Based on actual events and written by Nicole Holofcener, [...]
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Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun  |   Chad, France, Germany, Belgium
French  
Drama, Social Commentary, Women Centered
In this sensitive, affecting drama from celebrated African filmmaker Mahamet-Saleh Haroun (The Screaming Man, Grigris), single mother Amina (Achouackh Abakar Souleymane) becomes furious when she learns that her teenage daughter [...]
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Madeleine Collins

Antoine Barraud  |   France, Belgium, Switzerland
French  
Family Affairs, Thriller, Women Centered
In this intricately plotted thriller, the dynamic and alluring Judith (Virginie Efira)—or Margot or Madeleine, depending on who’s asking—leads a secret double life. In a modest home in Geneva, she [...]
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Maixabel

Icíar Bollaín  |   Spain
Spanish  
Coming of Age, Literary Adaptation, Women Centered
Acclaimed filmmaker Icíar Bollaín (Take My Eyes) returns with the inspiring true story of a politician's widow who, in the face of unspeakable violence, takes a brave step toward forgiveness [...]
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Maria Chapdelaine

Sébastien Pilote  |   Canada
French  
Political, Women Centered
In the early 1900s, deep in the Quebec wilderness, Maria Chapdelaine, the teenage daughter of a farmer, must decide her future. Life as she knows it is full of hard-work [...]
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Memoria

Apichatpong Weerasethakul  |   Colombia
English, Spanish  
Experimental, Women Centered
In a fascinating collaboration between the acclaimed Thai filmmaker and star Tilda Swinton, we follow a Scotswoman living in Bogotá, who is disturbed one night by a loud, mysterious sound [...]
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The Other Side of the River

Antonia Kilian  |   Germany, Finland
Arabic, German, Kurdish  
Documentary, Political, Women Centered
At only 19, Hala fought in one of the Kurdish armed forces’ all-female brigades to liberate her hometown from ISIS. Now, working as a policewoman, she has a new mission: [...]
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Parallel Mothers

Pedro Almodóvar  |   Spain
Spanish  
Drama, Women Centered
From Oscar-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar (Talk to Her) comes the story of two women who give birth the same day. Although neither of their pregnancies was planned, Janis (Penélope [...]
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Paris, 13th District (Les olympiades)

Jacques Audiard  |   France
French  
LGBTQ, Romance, Sex and Sexuality, Women Centered
Training his camera on four young adults navigating relationships in the city of love, master filmmaker Audiard (Dheepan, A Prophet) transforms three short graphic novels by New Yorker illustrator Adrian [...]
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Passing

Rebecca Hall  |   United States
English  
Drama, Social Commentary, Women Centered
1920s New York: In a chance encounter, demure Irene (Tessa Thompson) unexpectedly runs into a childhood friend, the vivacious Clare (Ruth Negga)—both women are able to pass as white but [...]
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Petite Maman

Céline Sciamma  |   France
French  
Coming of Age, Drama, Family Affairs, Women Centered
In this delicate, imaginative tale, precocious and bright eight-year-old Nelly travels with her parents to her mother’s childhood home following the death of her grandmother. As her parents spend their [...]
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Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de fuego)

Tatiana Huezo  |   Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Qatar
Spanish  
Drama, Social Commentary, Women Centered
In a solitary town nestled in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground. Ana and her two best friends take over the houses of [...]
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Spencer

Pablo Larraín  |   United Kingdom, Germany
English  
Biopic, Historical, Women Centered
Kristen Stewart delivers a mesmerizing turn as Princess Diana in Pablo Larrain's haunting reimagining of the last few fateful days of her famously troubled marriage to Prince Charles. When the [...]
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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (偶然と想像)

Ryusuke Hamaguchi  |   Japan
Japanese  
Drama, LGBTQ, Women Centered
With his second Festival film this year (see also: Drive My Car) rising auteur Ryusuke Hamaguchi presents this engaging triptych of charming vignettes about a trio of very different women [...]
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The Worst Person in the World

Joachim Trier  |   Norway
Norwegian  
Comedy, Romance, Women Centered
Julie (Renate Reinsve, winner of the Best Actress Award at Cannes this year) is on the precipice of thirty and her life is an existential mess. Vaguely aware that she [...]
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Yuni

Kamila Andini  |   Indonesia, Singapore, France
Serang-Javanese  
Coming of Age, Drama, Women Centered
Yuni (Arawinda Kirana) is a bright, audacious teenager who loves singing and practicing martial arts, is passionate about the color purple, and has ambitions of attending university. But her plans [...]