UK | 2020 | 103 mins | M, Sex scenes, offensive language & content that may disturb
- Director: Marjane Satrapi (‘The Voices’, ‘Persepolis’, ‘Chicken with Plums’)
- Writer: Jack Thorne
- Cast: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy, Simon Russell Beale, Aneurin Barnard, Katherine Parkinson, Sian Brooke, Jonathan Aris
- Drama, true Story & Biography, Romance
Rosamund Pike delivers a truly stirring performance.
Adam Chitwood, Collider
The incredible, true story of Marie Curie (Pike) and her ground-breaking scientific achievements. In Paris, 1893, Marie meets fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Riley). The pair go on to marry, raise two daughters and change the face of science forever by jointly winning the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radium in 1903. Marie Curie was the first female scientist to win the esteemed prize.
“When Maria lands in Paris from Warsaw at age 24, she is passionately curious, but impatient with lesser minds. Meeting the more established Pierre Curie (Sam Riley) could be her salvation, but Maria — now Marie — proves disastrous at flirting and small talk. Yet even as the two argue, they recognize a mutual attraction. Soon Pierre and Marie agree to not just work together, but to marry. As they push their scientific investigation forward, the Curies unlock forces far beyond their control.” (Toronto International Film Festival)
Compelling, creative, thoughtful and undeniably beautiful
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ Women on Film
Rosamund Pike is radiant as the important and cinematically forgotten but influential Marie Curie
J. Don Birnam, Splash Report