Graphic Novels aren’t all about superheroes, sometimes their about pioneers. Marjane Satrapi‘s Radioactive showcases one particular pioneer, Marie Curie, a true genius.
Today Studiocanal have released the film’s main UK Trailer film based on the graphic novel created by Lauren MacArthur. Rosamund Pike pushes the boundaries as Curie and the discovery of Radium. Changed science forever given people hope with the support of her husband Pierre (Sam Riley).
When Radiation gets mentioned, many of us automatically think about the destructive use of radium. However anyone affected by Cancer, it has it’s values. We can’t argue that treatment isn’t pleasant, it’s saved or extended lives. For that Marie Curie deserves plaudits. Especially during a time in history when society frowned on women who fought for change regardless of your gender…
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From the 1870s to the modern era, RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and the consequences that followed for her and for the world. After meeting fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley), the pair go on to marry and change the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. The genius of the Curies’ world-changing discoveries and the ensuing Nobel Prize propels the devoted couple into the international limelight. From renowned producers, WORKING TITLE (DARKEST HOUR) and Shoebox Films (ATONEMENT), and Academy Award® nominated director, Marjane Satrapi, comes a bold, visionary depiction of the transformative effects and ensuing fallout of the Curie’s work and how this shaped the defining moments of the 20th Century.
Radioactive will be released in the UK and Ireland on 20th March 2020. The film will also play at Glasgow Film Festival on the 6th (includes a Q&A with director Marjane Satrapi) and 7th March. For more details and to book tickets, head over to Festival Website.
The film also stars Aneurin Barnard,Anya Taylor-Joy, Simon Russell Beale.