|Fri 1st January||4.30pm|
Dir: Sarah Gavron | UK | 2015 | 106 mins
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Marie Duff, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw
Carey Mulligan heads a stellar cast including Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai and Anne-Marie Duff in Suffragette, scripted by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) depicting the British women’s suffrage movement. She is Maud, a working-class housewife who defies her husband (Ben Whishaw) and risks losing her children by participating in the increasingly high-stakes struggle for the women’s vote. A historic film (director Sarah Gavron is the first commercial filmmaker given permission to shoot in the Houses of Parliament) full of wonderful performances, this is an urgently compelling drama showing the violent aspects of the suffrage movement and the raw hunger for equality behind it.
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