I've read most many of the capsule descriptions of narrative features playing at the 2022 Santa Barbara Film Festival, and, as you might presume, a good portion are about women (some older or middle-aged, some BIPOC, mostly young) grappling with some kind of oppression or stunning setback or tragedy or medical affliction or suppressed trauma, and gradually achieving some kind of modest breakthrough, perhaps through a relationship with someone in the same boat or by connecting with cultural roots or facing inner fears, etc.