Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

(Poland/Germany/France/2016—directed by Marie Noëlle)

The first woman to win the Nobel Prize, Polish-born Marie Sklodowska Curie (Karolina Gruszka) spent her life setting precedents as a physicist, chemist and pioneer in the discovery and study of radioactivity. Following the accidental death in 1906 of her husband and research partner Pierre (Charles Berling), Marie discovers that she must fight the discrimination and condescension of a male-dominated academic and scientific establishment to continue her work. Marie’s extraordinary perseverance is at the core of this elegant, lyrical biography, an inspiring tale of discovery, loss, and triumph. In French with English subtitles. (95 min.)

“Karolina Gruszka is radiant… A compelling portrait of an important woman.” -Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic

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