Thursday 11th January 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
This film takes a poetic approach to the life of the twice Nobel-Prize-winning scientist (the first woman to receive it). Showing Curie’s life in France between 1905 – 1911 and focussing on her romantic life and struggles as a woman. Being suddenly widowed in her thirties, Curie continues her research alone, and is the first woman with a chair at the Sorbonne. But, when she falls in love with the married scientist Paul Langevin, she provokes a violent scandal. In the full glow of her professional fame, the brilliant scientist Marie Curie is thus the target of bad defamation.
Germany-France-Poland 2016 – French, Polish and German with subtitles – directed by Marie Noëlle – with Karolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthalter, Charles Berling – 100 min
French drama delivers stylish view of noted scientist – LOS ANGELES TIMES This is a film with both beauty and brains – WASHINGTON CITY PAPER