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AT THE MOVIES #747                   FEMALE ENERGY

Simon Morris looks at two films featuring women – the New Zealand drama Vermilion and the latest Lisbeth Salander “Scandi-noir”, The girl in the spider’s web.  And an adaptation of a famous war movie reflects a very male world.

Vermilion stars Jennifer Ward-Lealand as a composer whose life undergoes a dramatic change, affecting her and her friends and family.  Directed by Dorthe Scheffmann.

The girl in the spider’s web sees the return of punk computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, as she investigates a crime that proves uncomfortably close to home. Stars Claire Foy (The Crown) and directed by Fede Alvarez (Don’t breathe).

 And Journey’s end is a new version of R C Sheriff’s classic play about World War One, following a small group of men on the eve of the 1918 Spring Offensive.  Stars Sam Claflin (Their finest, My cousin Rachel), Paul Bettany and Asa Butterfield.