Simon Morris welcomes three movies that happen to be directed by women (including Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow) and regrets that Hollywood has given us unreasonable expectations of justice and happy endings.
Detroit is a crime drama set on one harrowing night at the Algiers Motel during the race riots of 1967. Starring John Boyega (Star Wars), Will Poulter (The Maze Runner) and Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones). Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
Let Me Go is based on a real-life memoir of a German woman’s confrontation with her dying and unrepentant war-criminal mother. Starring Juliet Stevenson. Directed by Polly Steele.
And French comedy Madame sees a maid promoted to disguised last-minute guest by her snobby employer. Starring Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel and Pedro Almodovar favourite Rossy de Palma. Directed by Amanda Sthers.