This classic biopic focuses on six years of life of the French-Polish researcher Marie Curie, a modern woman who had to fight against the sexist prejudices of her time.
Marie Curie **
by Marie Noëlle French-German film, 1 hour 39
She is the woman of all records. Marie Sklodowska-Curie is the first woman to obtain a doctorate in physics, the first to be awarded two Nobel Prizes (one shared with her husband Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel), the first professor at the Sorbonne and the first to enter the Pantheon.
Given such titles, one is justified in thinking that belonging to the so-called weak sex was by no means a handicap for her. Marie Noëlle's film takes care of us.
"Child, I dreamed of devoting myself to science and Marie Curie was my model"It begins in 1904 when Marie Curie gives birth to her second daughter, Eve, and with Pierre she finally goes to Stockholm to receive their Nobel Prize in physics, awarded a year earlier for their work on radium and its impact on cancerous tumors - without knowing its harmful consequences on their health.
In 1906, Pierre Curie died by a car on horseback. Very affected, Mary must raise her daughters alone and prove to the scientific community that she was not only the modest wife of a genius.
"Child, I dreamed of devoting myself to science and Marie Curie was my model,"says Marie Noëlle, screenwriter and director of several films in Germany with her husband Peter Sehr.
The difficulties Marie Curie had to face as a womanHer biopic illuminates the researcher's work less than the difficulties she faced as a woman. While radium becomes the miracle element of facial creams, bath salts and even baby talc, Emile Amagat, member of the Academy of Sciences, opposes entry to the Academy of Mary Curie who, despite his Nobel Prize, is preferred to Édouard Branly.
When, five years after the death of her husband, the press reveals her affair with Paul Langevin, married with four children, public opinion is unleashed against "the Polonaise" who destroys a French family.
Although Polish actress Karolina Gruszka has a tendency to plague her aftershocks, she nonetheless constructs with conviction a passionate woman who succeeds in the challenge of giving everything to her people and her research.