Perth Film Society presents in association with Perth and Kinross Women's Festival
Cert 15, 2016, 100 mins, French, German, English, Polish with English subtitles
Polish actress Karolina Gruszka stars in this internationally co-produced biography of Marie Curie, the Polish and naturalised French physicist and chemist. The story follows her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France. A pioneer in the study of radioactivity, Curie spent her life setting precedents - she was the first woman ever to win the Nobel Prize (physics in 1903), and the first person to win it twice (chemistry in 1911).
The film is a perfect movie for this age of feminism. It tells of a woman struggling in a society that looks down on her, yet the men closest to her loved her mind and wanted to see recognition of her success. Marie Curie is remembered for her discovery of radium and polonium, and for her huge contribution to the fight against cancer. This film is a worthy tribute.
£6; concessions £5